Figure floating among lotus flowers

Southeast Asian Collection

Accession Nr.: 89.23.1
Type: carving; fragment
Date of production:
19th century
Place of production:
Materials/Techniques: wood, carved, painted
Dimensions: height: 29 cm
width: 40 cm
Three-quarter profile of a half-naked hovering figure with arms clinging to long-stemmed, presumably lotus flowers. His lower body is covered by a red cloth, leaving the legs exposed. The soles of the feet are emphatically ditached from the ground. The figure is carved in relief and painted in bright colours, which are now heavily worn.