Durga as Mahishasuramardini (the Slayer of the Buffalo Demon)

Indian, Southern
early Chola period
970–1070


Object Place: Tamil Nadu, India

Dimensions

Overall: 150 x 61 x 45.7 cm (59 1/16 x 24 x 18 in.) Mount (Steel round rod armature support / two welded plates): 121.9 x 2.5 cm (48 x 1 in.) Case (Wooden pedestal opening in back access for armature): 99.1 x 83.8 x 53.3 cm (39 x 33 x 21 in.) Weight: 367.41 kg (810 lb.)

Accession Number

27.171

Medium or Technique

Green schist

On View

South and Southeast Asian Art Gallery (Gallery 176)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

1927, gift of Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 3, 1927)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection