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Woon Brothers Art Foundation Collection

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A Panel of Yakshis

Sunga Period, about 200 – 50 BC Invoking the endless and spontaneous rhythm of nature, the Yakshi is

among the most popular motifs in early Indian art. Representing the Indian ideal of feminine beauty, the Yakshi symbolized the maternal energy of nature. Closely associated with trees, water and rocks, the Yakshi has been worshipped in India since Vedic times as a Fertility Goddess.

North Eastern India
Terracotta
Collection of the Woon Brothers Foundation

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A Figure of a Mother and Child

About 3000 -1300 BC

The Indus civilization is the oldest in Asia and stretched from the Arabian Sea to the Himalayas and from the deserts of India to Iran. They were one of the most advanced civilizations in the Bronze Age renowned for producing small pieces of bronze sculpture that were used to signify the wealth of the owner. This figure may also symbolise fertility and Mother Nature.

Indus Valley
Bronze
Collection of the Woon Brothers Foundation



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