Standing Yakshi

Ca. 2nd century BCE Sunga

Indian Museum, Kolkata

Indian Museum, Kolkata

The plaque shows a standing yakshi figure of the Sunga period. The figurine is fully draped with an elongated costume. The lower part of her long drapery is held by a belt, dress is in two parts of which the upper piece shows a loose type of skirt. Both her hands are in akimbo holding the sides of the swinging folds of the skirt. The lower portion of her dress is clad tightly. Both the lower and upper part of her dress is marked with incised lines. Her feet from below the ankle are missing. Yakshi is adorned with fabulously rich ornaments and jwellery including large earrings, a broad necklace, bangles and armlets. Her huge coiffure is adorned with beaded strings of delicate artistry.

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  • Title: Standing Yakshi
  • Date: Ca. 2nd century BCE Sunga
  • Location: Indian Museum, Kolkata
  • Physical Dimensions: 11.8 cm x 4.5 cm
  • Provenance: Lauriya-Nandangarh, Bihar, India
  • Type: Sculpture