Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Gift of Samuel Eilenberg, 1987
Not on view
This goddess sits with crossed legs on a double lotus throne and holds her hands a gesture of adoration anjali mudra) but twisted; as this unique hand posture is clear and well executed, we must assume that it has a specific meaning, now lost. She wears her hair in a fanlike coiffure and has large ear ornaments, a Gupta-style legacy perpetuated in the northwest. .
Samuel Eilenberg , New York (until 1987; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Lotus Transcendent: Indian and Southeast Asian Art from the Samuel Eilenberg Collection," October 2, 1991–June 28, 1992.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Mother India: The Goddess in Indian Painting," June 29, 2011–November 27, 2011.