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Parvati Bronze Statuette Possibly Chola Period (13th)

Parvati Bronze Statuette Possibly Chola Period (13th)


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Pre 1700: Item # 1312966

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A small bronze figure of Parvati, consort of Shiva, acquired in Ceylon in 1969. South India, possibly of Chola period, circa 13th century  Standing in graceful tribangha on a double-lotus base over a square plinth with her right hand raised inkatakamudra, dressed in a sheer dhoti incised with a lotiform pattern and secured with a festooned belt, adorned with various jewelry and the sacred thread, the face serene with gentle smile and elongated eyes surmounted by a foliate diadem and conical headdress, with locks of hair escaping over the shoulders and decorated with lotus blossoms