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Asian Art

Female Celestial (Apsara)

late 11th–early 12th century

Sandstone

with base: 59 in. (149.86 cm)
25 1/2 × 14 × 11 1/2 in. (64.77 × 35.56 × 29.21 cm)
base: 33 × 15 × 13 in. (83.82 × 38.1 × 33.02 cm)
Gift of Linda and Philip Scheffler
2018.53.1
Geography: 
Vietnam
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Vietnamese
Period: 
Cham Kingdom
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Purchased in Vietnam in the early 60s by Philip Scheffler, New York; inherited in 2016 by wife Linda Scheffler; gifted in 2017 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2018.pdf (accessed December 1, 2018).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.