Standing female figure

DATE:
19th century or earlier
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Copper alloy
CLASSIFICATION:
Sculpture
DIMENSIONS:
Overall: 4 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. (11.11 x 6.99 x 4.13 cm.)
DEPARTMENT:
Arts of the Pacific Islands
LOCATION:
Arts of the Pacific Islands - Indonesia, Level 3
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, the Roberta Coke Camp Fund
COPYRIGHT:
This work is in the public domain. Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art.
OBJECT NUMBER:
1994.253

General Description

The heart-shaped face, circular eyes, and expressive open mouth of this figure are in the tradition of the Dongson culture of Vietnam (c. 600 BCE– 100 CE). The figure’s pose conveys a timeless self-confidence while the large flat feet are eminently functional, enabling her to stand alone.

Adapted from

Roslyn A. Walker, Label text, 2013.