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Indian Apsara Salabhanjika

Salabhanjika or Shalabhajika Sculpture (sculpture of a woman, displaying stylized feminine features), Chennakesava Temple, Belur, Karnataka

2nd C. Shalabhanjika -a voluptuous female holding onto tree is an ancient Indian motif. She decorates a pillar that was once part of a circular railing used to create a sacred space around a monument; either Hindu, Jain or buddhist. Kushan Empire, Mathura.Uttar Pradesh, India.