31 March 2005
A Brass Figure of Durga Mahishasuramardini
India, Himachal Pradesh, circa 13th Century
The warrior goddess striding and spearing the Buffalo demon in a lively attitude, backed by an aureole with lotus petal motif
5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high
Collection of Prince and Princess Aschwin zur Lippe-Biesterfeld, acquired in 1966.
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Compare with another example in M. Postel et. al., Antiquities of Himachal, 1985, p. 133, fig. 185.
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