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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. 600 - c. 1300)

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

* Gallery 331, Asian Art, third floor (Dutt Gallery)

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Purchased from the Stella Kramrisch Collection with funds contributed by R. Sturgis Ingersoll, Nelson Rockefeller, and other generous donors, the bequest of Sophia Cadwalader, the Popular Subscription Fund, and proceeds from the sale of deaccessioned works of art, 1956

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