Sridevi

Sridevi
Creator:
India: Tamil Nadu
Date:
c. 1025
Medium:
Bronze 
Dimensions:
26-3/4 x 9-1/4 x 7-7/8 in. (67.9x 23.5 x 20.0 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Art Foundation 
Accession Number:
M.1975.17.2.S 
Copyright:
© Norton Simon Art Foundation 
On View
Description

Vishnu is often depicted with his consorts Sri Lakshmi and Bhu Devi. Sri Lakshmi, the goddess of beauty and good fortune, is Vishnu’s main consort. She is distinguished from Bhu Devi by the breast band (kuchabandha) that adorns her chest. Bhu Devi is the earth goddess. Although she is just as beautiful as Sri Lakshmi, she does not have any distinguishing features. Each figure would have held up a lotus, one of Vishnu’s main attributes, in her raised hand.

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