string(21) "edanmdm:fsg_S1987.905" Yogini - National Museum of Asian Art
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On View
  • Period

    late 9th--mid-10th century
  • Material

    Stone (metagabbro)
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 116 x 76 x 43.2 cm (45 11/16 x 29 15/16 x 17 in)
  • Accession Number

    S1987.905
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_S1987.905

Object Details

  • Description

    Goddess seated cross-legged carved in high relief on a rounded granite slab. Goose vahana carved in light relief on base. She holds a winnower (a basketlike apparatus for separating chaff from grain), a small broom, and a skull cup in three hands, and her forth hand touches her breast in a pose signifying self-absorbtion. She wears a tall crown, one crocodilian and one cobra earring, and her hair is loose behind her head.
  • Inscriptions

    On reverse of sculpture at lower right corner, in red paint (?): L68.13.31
    On reverse of sculpture at lower right corner, in red paint (?): L68.13.31
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    The Art of Knowing in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas (March 25, 2023 - ongoing)
    Gods, Companions, and Devotees (October 14, 2017 to March 13, 2020)
    Yoga: The Art of Transformation (October 19, 2013 to January 26, 2014)
    Sculpture of South Asia and the Himalayas (November 19, 1992 to July 9, 2017)
    An Exhibition of the Sculpture of Greater India (1942)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    N. Thangavelu Pillai (early 20th century)
    Gabriel Jouveau-Dubreuil (French, 1885-1945)
    C. T. Loo 盧芹齋 (1880-1957)
    C.T. Loo & Company (1914-1948)
    Christian Humann (1929-1981)
    Dr. Mortimer David Sackler (1916-2010)
    Dr. Raymond Sackler (American, 1920-2017)
    Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
  • Type

    Sculpture
  • On View

    Sackler Gallery 22a: The Art of Knowing in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas
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