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The Hindu deity Indrani
Place of Origin: Tamil Nadu state, India
Date: approx. 1100-1200
Materials: Stone (gabbro)
Style or Ware: Chola
Dimensions: H. 32 in x W. 17 in x D. 10 in, H. 81.3 cm x W. 43.2 cm x D. 25.4 cm
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: South Asian Art
Collection: Sculpture
Object Number: B60S405
On Display: No

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Label: Indrani, considered a great beauty, is the wife and consort of Indra, the thunderbolt-wielding storm god, who is king over teh other gods. One of the seven Mother Goddesses, Indrani is the goddess of insight, capable of perceiving the secrets of both the material and spiritual worlds. According to sacred Hindu texts, she was chosen by Indra for immortality due to her magnetic attractions. Indrani is highly regarded in southern India.

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Exhibition History: "Hindu Deities", San Francisco International Airport, United Terminal, August 10, 2012 - March 4, 2013
Label: Indrani, considered a great beauty, is the wife and consort of Indra, the thunderbolt-wielding storm god, who is king over teh other gods. One of the seven Mother Goddesses, Indrani is the goddess of insight, capable of perceiving the secrets of both the material and spiritual worlds. According to sacred Hindu texts, she was chosen by Indra for immortality due to her magnetic attractions. Indrani is highly regarded in southern India.
Exhibition History: "Hindu Deities", San Francisco International Airport, United Terminal, August 10, 2012 - March 4, 2013