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    Sale 2112

    The Scholar's Vision: The Pal Family Collection

    20 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 431

    A painted wooden water pot with Heads of Mother Goddesses

    NEPAL, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A painted wooden water pot with Heads of Mother Goddesses
    Nepal, 18th century
    Of ovoid form with waisted neck, painted around the sides with the heads of Mahakala and the seven Mother goddesses between floral bands
    14¼ in. (36.2 cm.) high


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    According to Dr. Pal, this pot was probably used in ritual bathing ceremonies dedicated to the mother goddess, Devi, as prescribed in the Devimahatmya

    Literature

    P. Pal, Durga: Avenging Goddess, Nurturing Mother, 2005, p. 19, fig. 10


    Exhibited

    Durga: Avenging Goddess, Nurturing Mother, Norton Simon Museum of Art, October 7, 2005 - March 27, 2006
    Durga: The Great Goddess Revealed, Honolulu Academy of Arts, August 23, 2004 - December 5, 2004