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the Hindu deity Durga killing the buffalo demon
Place of Origin: India, Uttar Pradesh state, Mathura region
Date: 900-1100
Materials: Sandstone
Dimensions: H. 25 1/2 in x W. 14 1/2 in x D. 3 1/4 in, H. 64.8 cm x W. 36.8 cm x D. 8.3 cm
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: South Asian Art
Collection: Sculpture
Object Number: B63S7+
On Display: No

Description

Label:

Durga, having been brought forth by the male gods and endowed with their most powerful weapons, kills a buffalo demon, which was defeating them. In this representation Durga is accompanied by her lion and holds the struggling demon by its nose so she can drive her trident into its back.

Durga's character is not simple. Though she is a furious and unstoppable warrior, here her facial expression suggests calm stillness.


More Information

Exhibition History: "The Indian Pantheon: Sculpture of India and Southeast Asia", University Art Museum, Berkeley, 1/27/1979 - 4/1/1979
"Indian Stone Sculpture ", SFO Airport, 11/15/1985 - 3/1986
"Hindu Deities", San Francisco International Airport, United Terminal, August 10, 2012 - March 4, 2013
Label:

Durga, having been brought forth by the male gods and endowed with their most powerful weapons, kills a buffalo demon, which was defeating them. In this representation Durga is accompanied by her lion and holds the struggling demon by its nose so she can drive her trident into its back.

Durga's character is not simple. Though she is a furious and unstoppable warrior, here her facial expression suggests calm stillness.


Exhibition History: "The Indian Pantheon: Sculpture of India and Southeast Asia", University Art Museum, Berkeley, 1/27/1979 - 4/1/1979
"Indian Stone Sculpture ", SFO Airport, 11/15/1985 - 3/1986
"Hindu Deities", San Francisco International Airport, United Terminal, August 10, 2012 - March 4, 2013