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Celestial Female, c.1100

Vietnam: ancient Champa kingdom, 1075-1125
Sandstone
28 x 13-1/4 x 9 in. (71.1 x 33.7 x 22.9 cm)
Norton Simon Art Foundation
M.1977.20.2.S
© 2012 Norton Simon Art Foundation

On view

This female figure, which would have decorated the exterior of a temple or monument, may represent the river goddess Ganga, who is personified as a woman.

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