Durga Slaying Mahisha - ROM2011_12252_8


Durga Slaying Mahisha

Geography: Chamba, North India
Date: 15th - 16th century
9.2 x 6 x 4.3 cm
Object number: 2006.90.19
Credit Line: Gift of Charles Danzker
Not on view
DescriptionHindu Goddess as Durga in standing postion with spear slaying buffalo-headed demon Mahisha who lays at her feet. Multiple arms hold weapon attributes. Halo behind her head within an archway. Features have been smoothened due to use. This figure is usually considered a metaphor for Moksha, the Hindu goal of spiritual liberation.
South Asia
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