A red sandstone carving of a female attendant
Central India, circa 8th/9th century
Standing a slightly flexed pose flanked by narrow columns, the female looks slightly down and to her right, she holds a floral tribute in her upraised hand and her left hands holds a scarf end by her thigh, carved with full rounded breasts divided by a beaded tassel falling form her jeweled necklace, her lower diaphanous garment is secured by a thick issuing jeweled swags that fall across her thighs. outside the column the panel carved in low relief with twisting vines below vyalas.
18 in. (45.7 cm) high