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The Hindu deity Brahmani
Place of Origin: India, Tamil Nadu state
Date: approx. 900-1100
Materials: Granite
Style or Ware: Chola
Dimensions: H. 37 in x W. 21 in x D. 14 in, H. 94 cm x W. 53.3 cm x D. 35.6 cm
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: South Asian Art
Collection: Sculpture
Object Number: B60S29+
On Display: No

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Label: Many male Hindu deities have a female counterpart who embodies an aspect of their energy. Here is Brahmani, the female counterpart of Brahma. Like Brahma, she is identifiable by her four faces. Brahmani was one of a group of female deities known as the seven Mother Goddesses called Matrikas.

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Exhibition History: "Hindu Deities", San Francisco International Airport, United Terminal, August 10, 2012 - March 4, 2013
Label: Many male Hindu deities have a female counterpart who embodies an aspect of their energy. Here is Brahmani, the female counterpart of Brahma. Like Brahma, she is identifiable by her four faces. Brahmani was one of a group of female deities known as the seven Mother Goddesses called Matrikas.
Exhibition History: "Hindu Deities", San Francisco International Airport, United Terminal, August 10, 2012 - March 4, 2013