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Antique Indian Bronze Figure of Durga

Antique Indian Bronze Figure of Durga

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1920: Item # 1401472
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Antique Indian bronze figure of the Goddess Durga. The goddess represents the Self within and she is the divine mother of all creation. She stands atop the body of the slain buffalo demon Mahishasura, pulling at his hair. Durga holds various weapons given to her by male Hindu deities such as a javelin, discus, and dagger. These weapons symbolize self-discipline, selfless service to others, self-examination, prayer, devotion, remembering her mantras, cheerfulness and meditation. The faces are worn from devotional handling and rubbing over time.

Dates 18th-19th century

Dimensions: 3 1/2" W x 3" D x 6" H