Lakshmi, Goddess of Prosperity (Dipa Lakshmi)
For women's rituals, especially those honoring the goddesses (this figure was probably dressed and adorned)

Artist/maker unknown, Indian

Geography:
Made in Gujarat, northern Gujarat, India, Asia

Date:
18th century

Medium:
Bronze or brass (?)

Dimensions:
18 1/2 × 9 × 4 1/2 inches (47 × 22.9 × 11.4 cm) Base: 1 1/4 × 7 5/8 × 7 1/2 inches (3.2 × 19.4 × 19.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
South Asian Art

* Gallery 231, Asian Art, second floor

Accession Number:
1994-148-128

Credit Line:
Stella Kramrisch Collection, 1994

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