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Mahisasura Mardini
Title Mahisasura Mardini
Museum Name Archaeological Survey of India, Goa
Gallery Name Gallery no-3
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Basalt
Artist's Nationality Indian
Country India
Provenance Old Talab near Bhagavati shrine of villages virnora, pernem tq. Goa.
Find Place Old Talab near Bhagavati shrine of villages virnora, pernem tq. Goa.
Style Kadamba (early phase)
Patron/Dynasty Kadamba (early phase)
Period / Year of Work 10th /11th Century AD
Tribe Kadamba (early phase)
Culture Kadamba (early phase)
Dimensions 0.48 m X 0.81 m X 0.15 m
Detailed Description Four handed heavy ornamented Mahisasura-Mardhini image in high relief carved out of a plaque of basalt bordered by torana decoration. The deity wears necklace, waist band, armlets and kirithmukuta with a kirtimuka on top. The goddess is depicted in her usual form of killing the Mahisha. Her upper right hand controls Mahisha with a javelin, lower right hand strikes a sword into Mahisha's head, and lower left hand pierces a dagger into Mahisha's mouth; the upper left hand holds a lotus. The goddess is depicted in her usual posture; her right leg rests on the ground and left on the back of Mahisha.
Brief Description One image of Goddess Mahisasur-Mardini wearing Makuta Holding clockwise conch shell, dagger, sword and spearhead. Her left leg is placed on the back of demon Buffalo. The pedestal and prabhavali is decorated with flower motifs.