21 September 2007
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A group of four terracotta Deepa-Lakshmis
India, Gupta, 4th-6th centuries
Each a female figure seated over a rimmed pot, some with armbands and holding a cup in her left hand
7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) max. (4)
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Deepa-Lakshmi means "goddess of light." In the present example, each of the figures holds a cup in one hand which was used as an oil lamp in ceremonies.
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