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The goddess Gajalakshmi. She is depicted four-armed and seated on a waisted throne. On either side are attendant figures, perhaps chamaradharani. Above her are two elephants lustrating the goddess; they are standing on crudely depicted lotus blossoms. The goddess is crowned and wears earrings, a necklace, a large chain hanging down over her chest, bracelets and anklets; all are painted in gold. The attributes in the goddess's two upper hands are unidentified, while the two lower hands rest on her knees. She wears a gold choli, has a bare midriff and a lower garment coloured blue with red spots. The usual colours of scarlet, gold, yellow, green and blue are used.
The whole ensemble is shallower than the others in this group (see 'Dimensions') and, also unlike the others, it has some small painted decorations on the reverse. Also very visible on the reverse is the odhni (or similar) of red and yellow-spotted cloth (this is not visible on the front side) and the blue-coloured lower garment.
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Height: 12.50 centimetres
Width: 8.80 centimetres (at base)
Depth: 2 centimetres
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- Bought from Tetragon (Julia Schottlander), Flat 5, 1 Bryanston Square, London W1H 2DH. Ms Schottlander bought it (and the other 10 in this group) at the Fane family sale at Sotheby's, Olympia, 'The Contents of Fulbeck Hall, Lincs.' on October 8th 2002: Lot 320
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