Goddess Mangala, from a Devi Series

c. 1660
Location: not on view
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Banana flowers hang pendant and are bright pink.


The four-armed goddess sits on an open lotus against a dark green background. She holds a discus, sword, bowl of cakes, and a shield. Banana trees flank her, and her tiger mount stands beneath. The subject in the painting appears to be a regional form of the Devi, as the name “Mangala” does not appear in major Hindu scriptures.
Goddess Mangala, from a Devi Series

Goddess Mangala, from a Devi Series

c. 1660

India, Rajasthan, Ajmer

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