What just happened?

To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Collection online

Additional options
Production date to

Or search by

Searching...

figure

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1872,0701.54

  • Description

    Figures (group of). Lalita flanked by Gaṇeśa and Kārttikeya. The goddess stands in front of a typically elaborate eastern Indian throne-back and holds a mirror. Made of stone (basalt). The top of the slab behind the head of the figure is missing.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 11thC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 111.3 centimetres
    • Width: 65 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Blurton 1992:
    The iconography of the goddess is a matter of debate, but it has been suggested (Maitra 1989) that the object held in her upper right hand is a stick for applying eye make-up, an identification entirely in keeping with the mirror which she holds in her other hand.

  • Bibliography

    • Koezuka (1994) Cat. no. 37 bibliographic details
    • Blurton 1992 p.98, fig.59 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G33/Ind/Free

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    1994, Kyoto National Museum, Masterpieces of Buddhist and Hindu Sculpture from the British Museum
    1994, Tokyo, Tobu Museum of Art, Masterpieces of Buddhist and Hindu Sculpture from the British Museum

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1872

  • 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.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1872,0701.54

Figures (group of). Lalita flanked by Ganesa and Karttikeya. Made of stone (basalt). Missing the top of the slab behind the head of the figure.

Figures (group of). Lalita flanked by Ganesa and Karttikeya. Made of stone (basalt). Missing the top of the slab behind the head of the figure.

Image description

Recommend


Feedback

If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: collectiondatabase@britishmuseum.org 

View open data for this object with SPARQL endpoint

Object reference number: RRI837

British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.

View this object

Support the Museum:
donate online

The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

More about the database 

Supporters

Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

More about supporters and how you
can help  

Loading...