- Place where the work was made
- Cultural origin
- 19th century
- Media category
- Materials used
- white marble with traces of paint
- 32.0 x 21.5 x 14.0 cm object; 44.0 x 21.5 x 14.0 cm object with stand
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000
- Not on display
- Accession number
This marble torso of a man is carved in the round indicating that it may have been part of a figure of a deity that was being worshipped in a shrine. It is difficult to identify which deity due to the absence of attributes. The torso is stylistically simple and elegant. The gathers of the lower garment or dhoti are carefully delineated and a sacred thread is worn across the chest, indicating the Hindu origins of this figure. The body is otherwise bare except for a beautifully crafted beaded necklace with flower-shaped pendant that ornaments the upper body.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, March 2000