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Yakshi

Yakshi (female) and Yaksha (male) are ancient Indian deities endowed with powers of fertility and prosperity. The museum’s Yakshi is depicted as an idealized, bejeweled beauty with soft, voluptuous curves, entwining herself around a tree.

Indian, Uttar Pradesh
Yakshi
1st century BC
Sandstone
16 ¼ x 6 in. (41.2 x 15.2 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 79.83