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Indian Carved Ivory Figure of Durga

Indian Carved Ivory Figure of Durga


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1940: Item # 1054668
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Introduction: Durga is an incarnation of Devi or the Mother Goddess, a unified symbol of all divine forces. For Shaivas Durga is the wife of Shiva. For Vaishnavas and Shaktas Durga is another form of Uma or Parvati. The Hindu Goddess Durga manifested when evil forces threathened the very existance of the Gods. To destroy these demons, all gods offered their radiance to her creation and each formed part of Durga's body. Durga also obtained very powerful weapons, such as the chakra from Vishnu and a trident from Shiva. Description: Wonderful and delicately carved ivory figure of Durga, female Hindu deity with six arms holding various attributes including a spear and trident and riding a lion next to a demon. The height of the figure including the wooden base is 7 1/4 inches. Condition Report: Great condition with small pealing under her left chin.