Pillar Fragment with Dancing Apsaras, Stone, Cambodia

Pillar Fragment with Dancing Apsaras

Period:
Angkor period
Date:
late 12th–early 13th century
Culture:
Cambodia
Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H. 33 in. (83.3 cm); W. 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm); D. 9 in. (22.9 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.96.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 249
These two dancers, on lotus flowers within an arch, are celestial goddesses (apsaras). Their high tiaras, enigmatic smiles, and outward-turned sampots (wrap-around skirts) are indicative of the Bayon style.
[ l'École Francaise d'Extrême-Orient , Phnom Penh, by 1936; sold to MMA]
New York. Asia House Gallery. "Ancient Cambodian Sculpture," October 9, 1969–December 7, 1969.