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Mother goddess

  • Object:

    Relief figure

  • Place of origin:

    West Bengal (made)

  • Date:

    1st century BC to 1st century AD (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-moulded terracotta

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Alex Biancardi

  • Museum number:

    IS.119-1999

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 17, shelf 7

Physical description

Moulded terracotta figure in relief, depicting a Mother Goddess.

Place of Origin

West Bengal (made)

Date

1st century BC to 1st century AD (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Hand-moulded terracotta

Dimensions

Height: 14.8 cm, Width: 7.7 cm, Depth: 2.2 cm

Object history note

Bequeathed by Alexander Biancardi

Historical context note

Devotional votive relief for use in a Brahmanical context.

Descriptive line

Relief figure depicting Mother Goddess, terracotta, Sunga period, West Bengal, 1st century BC to 1st century AD.

Labels and date

MOTHER GODDESS
Terracotta
Eastern India
1st century bC-1st century
AD

IS.119-1999
Bequeathed by Alexander Biancardi [25/09/2000]

Production Note

Attribution note: Hand-moulded

Materials

Terracotta

Techniques

Moulded

Categories

Sculpture; Religion; Ceramics

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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