Galerie Philippe Dodier, Avranches France
Collection de Monsieur R.L. acquired from the Galerie Philippe Dodier
The rounded beautiful face with a serene expression is marked by heavy-lidded almond-shaped eyes below gently arched eyebrows. The full lips form a benevolent smile. The ears are fully decorated with floral earrings. The female figure wears a refined and elegant double collar. Her wavy hair is adorned with a remarkable elegant floral beaded headdress.
Remains of ancient pigments in the stone are still visible.
Female head, India, Uttar Pradesh or Madhya Pradesh, c.1000, sandstone, 13.3cm
Published in: Pratapaditya Pal, Asian Art at the Norton Simon Museum, Vol I, Art from the Indian Subcontinent, p.126