Figure of Parvati

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Figure of Parvati, 19th century
India, Jaipur, Hindu
Alabaster, largely painted gold with details in red, green ,blue and black

Donated by Mrs Captain Bowles, 1896
Museum number 1896-4

Carved from a single block of white alabaster. Probably represents Parvati as Devi seated on a throne with a small parasol above. Four arms, two held in front, one with a rosary, the other with a pot. Lotus flowers at each shoulder with closed lotuses at her feet. Flanked by two attendants holding yak hair whisks. Two elephants above hold water pots pouring water over the goddess.

Figure of Parvati
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