Bronze Sri Devi
This beautiful 18th-19th century votive sculpture of Sri Devi (also known as Lakshmi), one of the two consorts of Vishnu, stands in tribhanga pose and holds a large, unopened lotus in her left hand.
She is well proportioned and has full, rounded breasts and plump arms. She stands on a pedestal beautifully cast with lotus petals, that is set on a square plinth that is engraved with lotus petal designs.
Her hair is arranged in a tiered conical
karandamukuta and with a lotus disc at the back. She wears large disc earrings, finger rings on both hands, several necklaces, armbands, a fabulously detailed striped dhoti with a wide jewelled girdle, an elegant sash tied on both sides, and a prominent horizontal breastband (kuchabandha).
The image has a rich dark patina and is in excellent condition.
Mitchell, A.G., Hindu Gods and Goddesses, UBSPD, 1982.Provenance:
UK art market
Inventory no.: 2925