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Mother Goddess with Child, c. 600

India: Uttar Pradesh, Gupta period, 575-625
Sandstone
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)
Norton Simon Art Foundation
M.1975.11.05.S
© Norton Simon Art Foundation

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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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