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The Goddess Mahasitavati, Folio from a Buddhist Manuscript

Karnata-Malla period
ca. 12th century
Opaque watercolor on palm leaf
2 1/16 x 10 3/4 in. (5.3 x 27.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Arnold and Susan Lieberman, 1987
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 251
This seated, six-armed green goddess has one hand raised in abhaya mudra and holds a bow and arrow in her upper hands and two unidentifiable attributes in her other hands. She wears fine jewelry and a long, patterned waistcloth (dhoti).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Cosmic Buddhas and The Himalayan Pantheon," June 24, 2017–December 10, 2017.

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