Seated figure of the goddess Sarasvatī carved in a beige-coloured sandstone.
The four-armed goddess holds a rosary (akṣamālā), palm-leaf book (pustaka) and a stringed instrument (vīṇā). In the pedestal in low relief is her vehicle, the goose (haṁsa).
- Found/Acquired: India, Provenance unrecorded, possibly Jamsot (Central?)
- (Asia,South Asia,India)
- Height: 68.6 centimetres
- Width: 35 centimetres
- Length: 21.5 centimetres
- Weight: 57 kilograms
Not on display
2000 14 May-29 Oct, Germany, Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Seven Hills – Images and Signs of the 21st Century
Purchased by John Bridge at the Stuart sale at Christie's in June, 1830. The collection was given to the British Museum in 1872 by Mrs John Bridge and his nieces, Miss Fanny Bridge and Mrs Edgar Baker, on the death that year of George Bridge, brother of John Bridge.
- 85 (Bridge Collection number)
- Stuart 55
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Object reference number: RRI838
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