A terracotta panel of a Yakshi North or Eastern India, Sunga period, c. 200,,50 B.C.
Lot 5372
A terracotta panel of a Yakshi North or Eastern India, Sunga period, ca. 200-50 B.C.
Sold for US$ 2,500 inc. premium
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A terracotta panel of a Yakshi North or Eastern India, Sunga period, ca. 200-50 B.C. A terracotta panel of a Yakshi North or Eastern India, Sunga period, ca. 200-50 B.C. A terracotta panel of a Yakshi North or Eastern India, Sunga period, ca. 200-50 B.C. A terracotta panel of a Yakshi North or Eastern India, Sunga period, ca. 200-50 B.C. A terracotta panel of a Yakshi North or Eastern India, Sunga period, ca. 200-50 B.C. A terracotta panel of a Yakshi North or Eastern India, Sunga period, ca. 200-50 B.C. A terracotta panel of a Yakshi North or Eastern India, Sunga period, ca. 200-50 B.C. A terracotta panel of a Yakshi North or Eastern India, Sunga period, ca. 200-50 B.C.
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Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art

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A terracotta panel of a Yakshi
North or Eastern India, Sunga period, ca. 200-50 B.C.
The rectangular panel modeled with a yakshi with an ovoid face and elaborate coiffure, narrow shoulders, heavy breast,wide hips and attenuated limbs, she stands on a domed platform and surrounded by four attendants within an architectural frame.
20in (50.8cm) high

Footnotes

  • Invoking the endless and spontaneous rhythm of nature, the Yakshi is among the most popular motifs in early Indian art. Representing the Indian ideal of feminine beauty, the Yakshi symbolized the maternal energy of nature. Closely associated with trees, water and rocks, the Yakshi has been worshipped in India since Vedic times as a fertility Goddess.
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