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  • Description

    Recumbent goddess carved from a rectangular slab of light brown sandstone.

    The goddess is shown on the coils of a large snake, its flaring canopy sheltering her head and shoulders, with a child lying at her side. A female attendant, seated on a cylindrical stool, massages her feet. The goddess is attended by various figures: nine of these are seated a register in the upper part of the frame; others stand behind her and at each side. Below the couch are small votive figures between pairs of pots placed one above another; in the middle is a miniature panel with intertwined nāgas or serpents. Damaged and abraded.


  • Date

    • 9thC-10thC (circa)
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 73.7 centimetres
  • Location

    On display: G33/Ind/od

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  • Acquisition notes

    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.

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  • Additional IDs

    • 59 (Bridge Collection number (Number removed during conservation ahead of 1992 opening of Room 33))
Figures (group of). Yasoda suckling K???a. Made of sandstone.

Figures (group of). Yasoda suckling K???a. Made of sandstone.

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