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A Bronze Figure of Annapurna - Central India - c.1900

A Bronze Figure of Annapurna

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A Bronze Figure of Annapurna
A Bronze Figure of Annapurna

A Bronze Figure of Annapurna
A Bronze Figure of Annapurna

A Bronze Figure of Annapurna
A Bronze Figure of Annapurna

A Bronze Figure of Annapurna

A Bronze Figure of Annapurna

A Bronze Figure of Annapurna

A Bronze Figure of Annapurna - Central India - c.1900

Annapurna, the Hindu goddess of food and cooking, is shown seated on a circular pedestal with her legs apart and holding a ladle across her midriff.

She wears a triple tiered headgear and large ear-rings with a beaded and tasselled collar and belt hanging between her breasts and below her waist.

All set on a square recessed base.

A nice tactile little bronze.


All good

2 1/2" ( 6.5 cm )



Annapurna literally means "one who is full of food."

She has the power to distribute food to an unlimited amount of people.

Annapurna is an incarnation of Parvati and in paintings is often seen giving food to her husband, Shiva.

In south India you often find images of Annapurna anywhere people eat.



Item no; I-030609-188-10
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