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Celestial Female with Mangoes, 13th century

India: Orissa, 1200-1299
Brown gneiss
48-1/2 x 15-1/4 x 15-1/2 in. (123.2 x 38.7 x 39.4 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation
F.1975.17.02.S
© 2012 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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