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Yakshi
Title Yakshi
Museum Name Indian Museum, Kolkata
Gallery Name Archaeology
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Sand Stone
Country India
Provenance Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh
Origin Place Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh
Period / Year of Work Ca 1st century CE
Dimensions Pedestal: 28x15.2cm.; Top: 50.8x15.2cm.
Brief Description The bracket figure represents a yakshi standing cross legged under a sala tree holding on to the branches with her two hands. She is quite nude with the exception of a very flimsy garment, the margins of which appear below the knees and hips. The sculpture has a tenon above for fitting into another slab and has an expanded flat base, evidently serving the purpose of a pillar. The much greater breadth of the top is due to the branches reaching out over the figure beneath.