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Standing Durga

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, Arts of South Asia, 2nd floor
The goddess Durga is one of Hinduism’s most formidable warriors. She has no husband, but in some traditions, particularly in southern regions of India, she is said to be Vishnu’s sister. This bronze image of the goddess emphasizes her relationship to Vishnu by showing her holding only the chakra and conch (instead of the many and varied weapons she usually carries) and posing her in the same upright stance seen in most representations of Vishnu.
  • Place Made: Tamil Nadu, India
  • DATES ca. 970
    DYNASTY Chola
    PERIOD Chola Period
    DIMENSIONS 22 1/2 x 7 7/8 x 6 5/8 in., 25 lb. (57.2 x 20 x 16.8 cm, 11.34kg)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Georgia and Michael de Havenon
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, Arts of South Asia, 2nd floor
    CAPTION Standing Durga, ca. 970. Bronze, 22 1/2 x 7 7/8 x 6 5/8 in., 25 lb. (57.2 x 20 x 16.8 cm, 11.34kg). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Georgia and Michael de Havenon, 1992.142. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.142_back_SL3.jpg)
    IMAGE back, 1992.142_back_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2023
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