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The Hindu deity Parvati
Place of Origin: India, Jaynagar-Hasanpur, Bihar state
Date: approx. 1050-1100
Materials: Basalt
Style or Ware: Pala
Dimensions: H. 44 in x W. 25 in x D. 10 1/2 in, H. 111.8 cm x W. 63.5 cm x D. 26.7 cm
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Department: South Asian Art
Collection: Sculpture
Object Number: B67S2
On Display: No

Description

Label: Parvati, the wife of Shiva, holds in her left hand a now-broken figure of her child Skanda; her other child, the elephant-headed Ganesha, can be seen near her right foot. Beneath her lotus throne is the lion she customarily rides. Above her, elephants pour water over her in a gesture of homage.

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Exhibition History: "Ganesha: The Elephant-Headed God", Asian Art Museum, 11/15/1986 - 3/1/1987

"Ganesha: The Elephant-Headed God", Philbrook Museum of Art, 4/10/1988 - 5/15/1988
"Flower Power", Asian Art Museum, 6/23/2017-10/1/2017
Label: Parvati, the wife of Shiva, holds in her left hand a now-broken figure of her child Skanda; her other child, the elephant-headed Ganesha, can be seen near her right foot. Beneath her lotus throne is the lion she customarily rides. Above her, elephants pour water over her in a gesture of homage.
Exhibition History: "Ganesha: The Elephant-Headed God", Asian Art Museum, 11/15/1986 - 3/1/1987

"Ganesha: The Elephant-Headed God", Philbrook Museum of Art, 4/10/1988 - 5/15/1988
"Flower Power", Asian Art Museum, 6/23/2017-10/1/2017