Mother Goddess with Child
- India: Uttar Pradesh, Gupta period
- 575 - 625
- 48 x 28 x 18" (base); 48 x 28 x 18" (base); 48 x 28 x 18" (base); overall: 32 1/4 x 22 1/2 x 6 in. (81.915 x 57.15 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Norton Simon Art Foundation
- Accession Number:
- © Norton Simon Art Foundation
This image of a goddess belonging to the Hindu pantheon portrays her both as a protector deity and a nurturing mother. Hence, she carries a sword with one hand and a child with the other. Interestingly, the small child pulls on a string of pearls around her neck.
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