© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: AB0319-1455
THE GODDESS UMA, SHIVA’S CONSORT
Bronze
Cambodia, Khmer, Lopburi, 12th to 13th century

A fine bronze figure from Lopburi, an area that is part of Thailand today and served as an outpost of the Khmer kingdom. It won its independence for a short time in the late 13th century. Uma is one of Shiva’s consorts and broadly identical to Parvati and also to Druga – she is regarded a “mother-goddess”. The bronze shows her standing, wearing typical Khmer sarong clothing and with fish-tail fold with decorative relief. A chain above the bare breasts and a cone-shaped crown. Only one upper arm survived, otherwise it is complete and with notably deep patina as well as signs of age. Mounted on a cubical base.

Dimensions: HEIGHT excl. BASE 19.2 CM
Condition: One upper arm is missing, otherwise the piece is complete and with notably deep patina as well as signs of age.
Provenance: Swiss collection Zuberbühler

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