height: 12 5/8 in. (32.1 cm)
Bequest of Dr. Samuel Eilenberg
Prior to 1998, provenance not yet documented; by 1998, acquired by Samuel Eilenberg of New York; 1998, bequeathed by Samuel Eilenberg to the Brooklyn Museum; April 6, 2021, accessioned by the Brooklyn Museum.
Standing four-armed goddess, identified by the attributes she holds in her upper hands: a flaming discus (chakra) and a flaming conch (shankha). Also identified by the buffalo head in relief on the base. In South Indian tradition, Durga is understood to be the sister of Vishnu so she is often depicted holding the same attributes as Vishnu. Like Vishnu, she stands straight, without any bends in her posture.
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