Gajalakshmi depicted in a gouache painting, India c 1780

Goddess

Tour schedule

Available for international tour from 2022

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Email: international@britishmuseum.org 

This exhibition celebrates the power and diversity of the divine female in world culture and belief from the ancient world to today.

Designed to inspire visitors to reflect on the diversity of the representation of women in world belief, this exhibition explores the glory of ancient goddesses and the growing significance of the divine female today.

Objects in the exhibition are drawn from across the world and across time to emphasise the variety and ubiquity of the divine female throughout human existence.

From monumental sculpture from ancient Greece, Egypt and India, wall hangings from Japan and China, to western fine art, this exhibition asks: what does female spiritual power mean for individuals and societies then and now?