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Durga as the Slayer of the Buffalo Demon

Overall: 52 x 18.4 x 12.5 cm (20 1/2 x 7 1/4 x 4 15/16 in.); without tang: 44.8 cm (17 5/8 in.)
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The figure wears a head-dress, kirita-makuta, a diadem tied in the back and pointed at top.


This depiction of Durga is rare and important, as it is a large-scale example of the goddess in bronze. Her conquest over the buffalo demon is indicated by its severed head at her feet. She stands four-armed and triumphant, with a wheel, conch shell, mace, and clod of earth in her hands.
Durga as the Slayer of the Buffalo Demon

Durga as the Slayer of the Buffalo Demon


Cambodia, Koh Ker, 10th century

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