A Bronze Figure of Lakshmi
India, Orissa, 16th/17th Century
The four-armed goddess adorned with garlands and pendent jewels seated on a double lotus with beaded rim, the dhoti incised with stripes and circular patterns, the hair finely modeled with braids on reverse
6¾ in. (17.2 cm.) high
Compare with another 17th century figure of Lakshmi at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in P. Pal, Indian Sculpture, vol. 2, 1988, p. 223, cat. no. 117.