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Standing Durga

Asian Art

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.
MEDIUM Bronze
DATES ca. 970
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)
COLLECTIONS Asian Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1992.142
CREDIT LINE Gift of Georgia and Michael de Havenon
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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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
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