Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Durga (Hindu Deity)

རྫོང་གི་ལྷ་མོ། རིའི་སྲས་མོ། 难近母(印度教女神)
(item no. 65028)
Origin Location Nepal
Date Range 1400 - 1499
Lineages Hindu
Material Metal, Copper Inlay
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.#C2001.10.5
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Durga, the Warrior Goddess.

The Warrior Goddess is the fearsome - demon destroying - form of the Daughter of the Himalayas, Parvati. Although she has many different origin myths associating her with different gods such as Brahma, Vishnu and Krishna, her relationship with Shiva and Parvati is popular in the Himalayan regions.

Jeff Watt 5-2005

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Collection of RMA: Best of Collection (Sculpture)
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Nepal
Region: Nepal Main Page
Collection of Rubin Museum (Nepalese Sculpture Masterworks)
Hindu Deity: Durga Main Page
Hindu Religion Masterworks (Sculpture)
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Sculpture (Gallery 1)
Collection of RMA: Best of Collection 2
Collection of RMA: Selected Sculpture