Gum tempera and gold on paper
31.8 x 24.1 cm (12 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.)
Gift of Nancy and Wayne Hunnicutt 2020.80
The marble structure with floral inlay derived from Islamic architecture, though the shrine is Hindu.
A six-armed warrior goddess stands enthroned and enshrined, ready to fight for her devotees. Her weapons include a sword, discus, shield, bow, and arrow. Two popular Hindu divinities flank her as attendants: the monkey Hanuman and elephant-headed Ganesha with his rat mount. The goddess’s vehicle, the tiger, stands alert on a pedestal in front of the shrine.
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