Standing Female Deity

North India

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 234

Such small goddesses were produced in vast quantities and likely were used for personal devotion. This figure’s outstretched arms and wide hips recall the goddesses in the ring stone exhibited nearby. Her face and the rosettes in her hair were produced with molds, while handmade coils were used to craft the earrings, necklace, and girdle.

Standing Female Deity, Terracotta, black oxidation patina, North India

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