A red sandstone celestial woman (Surasundari)
Rajasthan or Central India, circa 11th century
Carved in deep relief with exaggerated curves, her face with slender elongated eyes downcast above an alluring smile, her right arm upraised sending her shawl cascading down to outline her sensuous torso with large rounded breasts adorned with beaded necklaces falling between them, her left elbow touches the small of her arched back while beaded swags grace her thighs and wrap around the contours of her hips.
17 in. (43.2 cm) high