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A Bronze Figure of a Goddess, possibly Sri Devi
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A Bronze Figure of a Goddess, possibly Sri Devi

INDIA, TAMIL NADU, VIJAYANAGAR STYLE, 15TH CENTURY

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A Bronze Figure of a Goddess, possibly Sri Devi
India, Tamil Nadu, Vijayanagar style, 15th Century
Standing in tribhanga on a base, dressed in a striped dhoti secured at the waist, adorned with multiple necklaces and a breast band, the face with elongated features flanked by large earrings, the hair piled within a conical headdress
12 ¼ in. (31 cm.), high
Provenance
Collection of S.K. Bhedwar
Acquired by the present owner by 1980
Thence by direct descent
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Lot Essay

In South Indian representations of Sri Devi, the goddess of the earth, she is often shown as part of a trinity with Vishnu in the center and Bhu Devi on the other side. While Bhu Devi and Sri Devi's iconography are very similar, Sri Devi is often distinguished by the breast-band.

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