Polychromed Marble Sculpture of the Goddess Durga - AM.0164 Origin: India Circa: 1700
AD Dimensions:6.8" (17.3cm) high x 4.25" (10.8cm) wide Collection: Asian Art Style: Hindu Art Medium: Marble
This polychromed marble sculpture probably
represents the Hindu goddess Durga seated
on a tiger. Durga was a warrior deity and is
most celebrated for her defeat of the demon
Mahishasura. In this representation she has
four arms, each carrying a weapon, including
a trident and a sword which she brandishes
above her head. The goddess is elaborately
clothed in gold and red and wears a tiara.
The details of the leopard's skin and tongue
are outlined in red and black pigment.