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The Goddess Uma
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The Hindu pantheon knows not only gods, but also goddesses. Every god has his shakti (Sanskrit), his own 'energy': Shiva is powerless without his partner, who also appears in many different guises. The elbows clearly show that the figure originally had four arms. Even if her arms, hands and the attributes they would have held are no longer visible, everything suggests that this sculpture represents Uma, Shiva's partner.

History of the Object
This sculpture probably decorated a temple, but was not ritually venerated. The Khmer rulers were not inclined to any specific religion. They built both Hindu and Buddhist temple complexes, but also supported numerous local cults."

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Sandstone 
Measurements
Height 95 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Prasat Andet temple complexes; probably 
Geography
Cambodia 
Time period
AD 7th century ~ AD 7th century 
Creation date
7th Century; late 7th Century; pre-Angkor period 
Function
Temple sculpture 
Acquisition
Paul Mallon Collection, Paris (from 1929); Eduard von der Heydt Collection 
Copyright
Museum Rietberg Zürich 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Museum Rietberg Zürich 
Museum
Museum Rietberg 
Credit line
Museum Rietberg Zürich, Gift Eduard von der Heydt 

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