The slim yet sensuous proportions of this figure of a woman and the touch of elongation in her body are typical of works in the Baphuon style carved in the early decades of the 11th century. She wears a long skirt, or sarong, that has been wrapped around her waist and tied at the front. Additional folds of cloth fall in the center of the skirt in a stylized pattern sometimes called a 'fish-tail' motif. The woman wears a simple belt around her hips.The style of her skirt, in particular the use of low-relief decoration, is comparable to works from the Baphuon period. The fact that it is unpleated, however, is unusual for pieces found at this monument, suggesting that this piece might have been madeeither in a workshop that was not involved in the production of Baphuon or at the beginning of the site's construction. It is also possible that this sculpture was made as a replacement for an earlier work and was carved in a deliberately archaized style.
The identity of this figure is unclear. The Hindu god Shiva was the patron deity of most of Cambodia's rulers in the 11th century. As a result, it has sometimes been suggested that the figure represents Shiva's consort, Parvati (also known as Uma).