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Medium:
Stone (metagabbro)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 116 x 76 x 43.2 cm (45 11/16 x 29 15/16 x 17 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
late 9th--mid-10th century
Period:
Chola dynasty
Description:
Goddess seated cross-legged carved in high relief on a rounded granite slab. Goose vahana carved in light relief on base. She holds a winnower (a basketlike apparatus for separating chaff from grain), a small broom, and a skull cup in three hands, and her forth hand touches her breast in a pose signifying self-absorbtion. She wears a tall crown, one crocodilian and one cobra earring, and her hair is loose behind her head.
Inscriptions:
On reverse of sculpture at lower right corner, in red paint (?): L68.13.31
On reverse of sculpture at lower right corner, in red paint (?): L68.13.31
Collection:
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Exhibition History:
The Art of Knowing in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas (March 25, 2023 - ongoing)
Gods, Companions, and Devotees (October 14, 2017 to March 13, 2020)
Yoga: The Art of Transformation (October 19, 2013 to January 26, 2014)
Sculpture of South Asia and the Himalayas (November 19, 1992 to July 9, 2017)
An Exhibition of the Sculpture of Greater India (1942)
Previous custodian or owner:
N. Thangavelu Pillai (early 20th century)
Gabriel Jouveau-Dubreuil (French, 1885-1945)
C. T. Loo 盧芹齋 (1880-1957)
C.T. Loo & Company (1914-1948)
Christian Humann (1929-1981)
Dr. Mortimer David Sackler (1916-2010)
Dr. Raymond Sackler (American, 1920-2017)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
Topic:
Hinduism  Search this
goose  Search this
Chola dynasty (850 - 1280)  Search this
yoga  Search this
yogini  Search this
tantra  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
goddess  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.905
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
On View:
Sackler Gallery 22a: The Art of Knowing in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3722f0943-e17d-46d2-9ca0-5e8b54683f5f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1987.905