Goddess who bestows riches, probably Sri Lakshmi

India, Chandraketugarh, West Bengal

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This goddess, adorned only with abundant, heavy jewelry, may best be understood as an early form of Sri Lakshmi, the bestower of beauty, well-being, power, and wealth. A male devotee holds a bowl to receive her largesse. As with later forms of Lakshmi, she is understood to send forth gold coins.

#7903. Goddess and Attendants

Goddess who bestows riches, probably Sri Lakshmi, Molded terracotta, India, Chandraketugarh, West Bengal

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