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The Hindu deity Tripurasundari
Place of Origin: Southern India
Date: approx. 1500-1700
Materials: Stone (gabbro)
Dimensions: H. 21 3/4 in x W. 15 in x D. 7 1/4 in, H. 55.2 cm x W. 38.1 cm x D. 81.4 cm
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: South Asian Art
Collection: Sculpture
Object Number: B61S17+
On Display: No

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Label: Tripurasundari is the beautiful goddess of the three-tiered city of gold from Hindu mythology. In Hindu Tantric literature, she is one of ten transformations or personifications of the Great Goddess. Tripurasundari is believed to embody the determination of Kali and the grace and charm of Durga. She is characteristically adorned in jewels, seated on a lotus seat upon a throne, and holds two of her traditional symbols—a noose and an elephant goad.

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Exhibition History: "Hindu Deities", San Francisco International Airport, United Terminal, August 10, 2012 - March 4, 2013
Label: Tripurasundari is the beautiful goddess of the three-tiered city of gold from Hindu mythology. In Hindu Tantric literature, she is one of ten transformations or personifications of the Great Goddess. Tripurasundari is believed to embody the determination of Kali and the grace and charm of Durga. She is characteristically adorned in jewels, seated on a lotus seat upon a throne, and holds two of her traditional symbols—a noose and an elephant goad.
Exhibition History: "Hindu Deities", San Francisco International Airport, United Terminal, August 10, 2012 - March 4, 2013