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Head of a female figure


11th century

Pink sandstone



Galerie Philippe Dodier, Avranches France

Collection de Monsieur R.L. acquired from the Galerie Philippe Dodier


The rounded beautiful face with a spirit of life and serenity is marked by heavy-lidded almond-shaped eyes below gently arched eyebrows. The full lips form a benevolent smile. Her wavy hair is adorned with a remarkable floral beaded headdress. The left ear is decorated with a heavy circular earring. She wears a refined double necklace.  

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

IMG 5386

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