Female Deity

Khmer
Angkor Period
late 10th–early 11th century


Object Place: Northeast Thailand

Dimensions

62.86 cm (24 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1988.484

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

South and Southeast Asian Art Gallery (Gallery 176)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

Said to have been found near Wat Phu, Champasak Province, Laos. Early 1980s, said to have been on the art market in Thailand [see note]. 1988, sold by Doris Wiener, Inc., New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 21, 1988)

NOTE: According to information in the MFA files (possibly provided by the dealer at the time of acquisition), the sculpture was discovered in Laos and was offered to a Bangkok art collector in early 1980s.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the University Museum of Philadelphia and MFA Persian Expedition, MFA Expedition, Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour, Gift of the John Goelet Foundation, Arthur Mason Knapp Fund, Gift of the Estate of William F. Whittemore, Gift of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, Gift of the Honorable Lady Hood, Bequest of Dona Luisa Coomaraswamy, Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman, General Funds, Gift of Abdul Faraq Shaer, Anonymous gift, Gift of Reginald Jenney, Gift of N.M. Heeramaneck, Gift of W. O. Comstock, and funds from the William Francis Warden Fund