Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Kali (Indian Goddess)

ནག་མོ། ཧིན་དྷུ་ལྷ། 时母(音译为迦利,湿婆之妻雪山神女的化身之一)
(item no. 65419)
Lineages Hindu
Material Metal
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Kali, the Great Black Mother.

The great Black Mother, Kali, represents the potent destructive energy of the universe. As the personification of power, shakti, she is also the energizing force that animates all of the male gods of the Hindu pantheon.

Jeff Watt 5-2005

Secondary Images
Related Items
Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: Female Buddhas at RMA

Thematic Sets
Hindu Deity: Kali Page
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Sculpture (Gallery 1)
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Nepal