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Upper portion of a large Cāmuṇḍā image carved in a buff-coloured sandstone.
The goddess is emaciated with protruding eyes, and wears a skull headband and a high bun. She is eight-armed, showing various attributes: three of her hands are preserved, showing a small snake (nāgapāśa) and dagger (kartrī) against her chest in her left hands, and blood cup (kapāla) in her front right hand.
- Found/Acquired: India, Provenance unrecorded, possibly from Orissa or from Mālwa (north)
- (Asia,South Asia,India)
- Height: 53.3 centimetres
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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Object reference number: RRI867
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