- Museum number
Standing figure of the Jaina yakṣiṇī Ambikā carved in a coarse white marble.
The goddess, originally four-armed, is carved in high relief against the plain ground of the slab; the base has been given offsets and is inscribed. The goddess wears a tiered crown of the beehive (karaṇḍa) type with her long hair tied into a small bun on one side. Two arms of the goddess have been broken away; in the remaining arms, she holds an elephant goad (aṅkuśa) and what seems to be the bottom of a noose or the stalk of a plant. On one of the stepped faces of the base is a small incised figure of a kneeling female donor with a inscribed label above.
- Production date
Height: 1285 millimetres
Weight: 250 kilograms (estimated weight)
Width: 586 millimetres
Depth: 265 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The inscription demonstrates that the Vāgdevī at Dhārā was dedicated to the Jaina form of the goddess.
- On display (G33/dc52b/s2)
- Exhibition history
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
26 Jul-18 Nov, 2007: Barcelona, CaixaForum, L'Escultura en els Temples Indis. L'Art de Devocio.
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1880.19 (tracking number assigned in the 1970s)