Shrine figure

Figure of the Great Goddess in her fearsome aspect as Durga, depicted with eight arms holding weapons. She has slain the buffalo-giant Mahishasura and grasps the hair of a demon trying to escape from the buffalo. The backing contains the face of her lion. Height 172mm.

Object Summary

Museum Number 11/1933/23
Simple Name figure
Full Name figure of Devi as Mahishasuramardini
Common Name shrine figure
Production country India
Material copper alloy
Collection class Religion and magic
Collection continent Asia
Collection area/region S
Production town Varanasi
Production county Uttar Pradesh
Production continent Asia
Function name religion