Pillar Fragment with Dancing Apsaras
- Angkor period
- late 12th–early 13th century
- H. 33 in. (83.3 cm); W. 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm); D. 9 in. (22.9 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Fletcher Fund, 1936
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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.