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Durga as Mahishasuramardini (the Slayer of the Buffalo Demon)

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Provenance

1927, gift of Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 3, 1927)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Indian, Southern, early Chola period, 970–1070

Object Place

Tamil Nadu, India

Dimensions

Overall: 150 x 61 x 45.7 cm (59 1/16 x 24 x 18 in.) Mount (Steel round rod armature support / two welded plates): 121.9 x 2.5 cm (48 x 1 in.) Case (Wooden pedestal opening in back access for armature): 99.1 x 83.8 x 53.3 cm (39 x 33 x 21 in.) Weight: 367.41 kg (810 lb.)

Accession Number

27.171

Medium or Technique

Green schist

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture