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Culture:Indian, Mathura, Kushan period
Title:Torso of Yakshi
Date Made:ca. 2nd century CE
Materials:Sikri (red mottled) sandstone
Measurements:Overall: 10 in x 6 1/8 in x 3 5/8 in; 25.4 cm x 15.6 cm x 9.2 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1985.1
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. Barbara Stoler Miller in honor of James R. Miller, M.D., Class of 1960
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

This is a fragment of a female figure who occupied doorways of Buddhist and Jain structures. A personification of fertility and nature, associated with trees and vegetation, yakshi is the counterpart of yaksha (male). This sculpture was probably part of an outdoor shrine which would be circumambulated by devotees.

architecture; bodies; breast; busts; female; fertility; nature; symbolism

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