Thursday, September 21, 2017

'Shaiklabhanjika in Musee Guimet, Paris, France' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

I visited Musee guimet in Paris in June this year. Its collections focus on  South East Asia. I found the following statue of shailabhanjika to be very fascinating. 10th or 11th century AD- Source...Madhya Pradesh or Rajasthan.

  A salabhanjika is the sculpture of a woman, displaying stylized feminine features, standing near a tree and grasping a branch. The name of these figures comes from the Sanskrit śālabhañjikā meaning 'breaking a branch of a sala tree.  

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