Celestial Female with Mangoes

Celestial Female with Mangoes
Place Made:
India: Odisha
13th century
Brown gneiss 
48-1/2 x 15-1/4 x 15-1/2 in. (123.2 x 38.7 x 39.4 cm) 
Credit Line:
The Norton Simon Foundation 
Accession Number:
© The Norton Simon Foundation 
On View

While she cannot be identified specifically, this female is clearly a fertility deity. A robust figure, she grasps a bunch of mangoes. A native fruit of the Indian subcontinent, the mango represents both abundance and auspiciousness.

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