Manasa Ghat
Title Manasa Ghat
Accession Number 73.265
Title2 Ritual pot
Museum Name National Museum, New Delhi
Gallery Name Anthropology
Object Type Anthropology
Main Material Terracotta
Manufacturing Technique Terracotta, painted
Country India
Origin Place Baliatore, Bankura, West Bengal
Period / Year of Work 20th century CE
Dimensions Ht. 50.2; Dia. 25 cms (aporox.)
Brief Description This is a pot showing Goddess Manasa (Goddess of snakes), and is also considered a symbol of fertility and abundance.
Detailed Description Stylised, globular, inverted terracotta pot, shaped like a vase depicting the snake goddess 'Manasa' painted in yellow, red, white, green, blue, and black colours. The forehead of the goddess is further enhanced by a number of snake hoods, which are usually arranged in ascending tiers, according to the size of the vase.