On View: Asian Galleries, Arts of South Asia, 2nd floor
This sculpture illustrates a famous Hindu myth wherein the goddess Durga kills a powerful demon in the form of a buffalo. Here the narrative is frozen at its most dynamic and tense moment, when Durga deals the final triumphant stroke with her trident.
ca. 10th century
18 1/4 x 17 1/8 x 4 5/8 in., 53 lb. (46.4 x 43.5 x 11.7 cm, 24.04kg)
mount: 18 1/2 × 16 5/8 × 5 1/8 in. (47 × 42.2 × 13 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim
Prior to 1968, provenance not yet documented; by 1987, acquired by Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim of Brooklyn, NY; 1994, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim to the Brooklyn Museum.
Mahisasuramardini, ca. 10th century. Tan sandstone, 18 1/4 x 17 1/8 x 4 5/8 in., 53 lb. (46.4 x 43.5 x 11.7 cm, 24.04kg). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim, 1994.199.5. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1994.199.5_front_PS6.jpg)
front, 1994.199.5_front_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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