The Goddess Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon (Mahishasuramardini)
From an exterior wall of a temple dedicated to Shiva

Artist/maker unknown, Indian

Made in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India, Asia

Medieval Period

c. Late 8th century


27 1/4 x 16 7/8 x 9 1/2 inches (69.2 x 42.9 x 24.1 cm) Weight: 303 lb. (137.44 kg)

Curatorial Department:
South Asian Art

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Currently not on view

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Purchased with funds contributed by Miss Anna Warren Ingersoll, Nelson Rockefeller, R. Sturgis Ingersoll, Mrs. Rodolphe Meyer de Schauensee, Dr. I. S. Ravdin, Mrs. Stella Elkins Tyler, Louis E. Stern, Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Levy, Mrs. Flagler Harris, and with funds from the bequest of Sophia Cadwalader, funds from the proceeds of the sale of deaccessioned works of art, the George W.B. Taylor Fund, the John T. Morris Fund, the John H. McFadden, Jr., Fund, the Popular Subscription Fund, and the Lisa Norris Elkins Fund from the Stella Kramrisch Collection, 1956

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