VIRTUAL COLLECTION OF ASIAN MASTERPIECES

Add to Favorites

Add to Favorites
Your web browser does not support
Add to Favorites.

Please add the site using your bookmark menu.
The function is available only on Internet Explorer
search a masterpiece

Mahesvari
CUM 655
Download print email facebook twitter me2day

Why this is a
Masterpiece

The Fine Basalt sculpture of Māheśvarī depicted alone is extremely rare. It is a sakta image. Enamul Haque has reported three strikingly similar images of a four-armed Devi, and after examining the attributes and the vehicles of these deities identified them to be the emanation of Maheśvara. One similar image of its kind has been preserved in the Bangladesh National Museum and other is in the State Archaeological Gallery, Kolkata.

History of the Object
The goddess sits in lalitāsana on a viśvapadma. Her right leg is pendent and supported on an open lily held on the back of the vāhana. Her left leg is folded. She has four hands and holds a triśūla with the normal right and a ghanta with the normal left. There is a damaru on her additional right hand and a padma on the left. Her garments are not prominent and may be assumed that she is short dressed. The Devi has a slim waist and fully developed breasts. But the sculpture lacks refinement and proportion.

Map Of Museums

See the Google map
Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Fine Basalt 
Measurements
17.5cm X 35cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Bangaladesh 
Geography
South Asia 
Time period
AD 10th century ~ AD 11th century 
Creation date
10th Century AD 
Function
Hindu Retual 
Acquisition
Courtesy : Department of Archaeology, GOB 
Copyright
Chittagong University Museum 
Acknowledgements
Chittagong University Museum 
Owner
Chittagong University Museum 
Museum
Chittagong University Museum 
Credit line
Chittagong University Museum 

Other
Masterpieces

SEE ALL MASTERPIECES
OF THIS MUSEUM

Show original language

This is your
favorite
Masterpiece ?

Add  your reaction  now !

BACK TO LIST

Thank you

Thank you for your reaction!
Your reaction has been sent successfully. OK
팝업창 닫기

E-mail to a Friend now!

E-mail to a Friend now!

Thank you

Mail has been sent successfully. OK
팝업창 닫기