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.
- Title: Mother Goddess with Child
- Date: c. 600
- Medium: Sandstone
- Dimensions: overall: 29 1/2 x 22 1/4 x 6 in. (74.93 x 56.51 x 15.24 cm)
- Credit Line: Norton Simon Art Foundation
- Accession Number: M.1975.11.05.S
- Copyright: © Norton Simon Art Foundation
- Dye III, Joseph M., Asian Art: Selections from the Norton Simon Museum,fig. 6 p. 25
- Pal, Pratapaditya, Asian Art at the Norton Simon Museum, Volume 1: Art from the Indian Subcontinent,no. 71 p. 109
- Pal, Pratapaditya, Durga: Avenging Goddess, Nurturing Mother,2005, fig. 21 p. 24
- Campbell, Sara, Collector Without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best,2010, cat. 1157 p. 377
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