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This is the third pair; the one at left with a light complexion and holding a lotus blossom with a long stem in her left hand and another (possibly Plumeria blossom) in her right hand. The figure on the right has a darker complexion and holds with her right hand a basket full of flowers. They wear different headdresses and their attire below the waist is less defined than elsewhere. The figures emerge from clouds and are considered to be a representation of apsaras, i.e., celestial beings.