Inventory no.: 2925

Bronze Sri Devi, India

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Bronze Sri Devi

South India

18th-19th century

height: 16cm

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.

References

Mitchell, A.G., Hindu Gods and Goddesses, UBSPD, 1982.Provenance:

UK art market

Inventory no.: 2925

SOLD