Wooden Figure of Buddhist Goddess
Title Wooden Figure of Buddhist Goddess
Accession Number AM-WA-735
Title2 Wooden Figure of Buddhist Goddess
Museum Name Allahabad Museum, Allahabad
Gallery Name Wooden Art Gallery
Object Type Wood Work
Main Material Wood
Component Material II Wood
Component Material III Wood
Manufacturing Technique Carving
Main Artist Not Known
Artist's Nationality Not Known
Author NA
Country Nepal
Provenance Not Known
Origin Place Not Known
Find Place Not Known
Scribe NA
Style NA
School Not Known
Patron/Dynasty NA
Period / Year of Work 20th Century
Inscription No
Tribe NA
Costume NA
Culture NA
Dimensions 53 x 33 cm
Brief Description A Buddhist Goddess is carved in wood.
Detailed Description The goddess seated on a lotus throne with right foot resting on a lotus footrest rising above from the bottom of the throne. A male child sits on her lap. He wears a circular plain headgear. His right hand is lifted above. The left hand which holds a scarf rests on the left knee. His feet also rest on a lotus footrest below. There is a plain oval halo behind the head of the goddess. She wears a beautiful crown embedded with precious stone, Circular earrings resembling rosettes, armlet, bangles, necklace and garlands. Her right hand rests on the right knee with palm facing front. The upper part of the wooden stele is cut in triangular shape. The apex of the triangle preserves a winged demonish male figure holding his long drooping moustaches with both of his hands in the centre. On either of his sides there is a female figure flying to opposite direction. These women seem to be emerging from the body of a naga. The image is a fine example of Nepal art.