Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Deity

(item no. 65790)
Origin Location Nepal
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Hindu
Material Metal
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Unidentified Deity.

Durga, a goddess that is the champion of all of the Hindu gods.

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.

For additional information see Victorious Durga Javanese Images of the Hindu Goddess who Conquered the Buffalo Demon by Krista Knirck-Bumke.

Jeff Watt 10-2007

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