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A Votive Figurine
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A Votive Figurine


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Description This figure, the oldest example of Indian art on view at The Walters Art Museum, was probably placed flat on her back as an offering at a village shrine. Her wide hips and fantastic floral headdress suggest that the donor hoped to become a mother or to gather an abundant harvest.
Exhibitions
  • Desire and Devotion: Art from India, Nepal, and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara; Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham. 2001-2003.
Provenance Subash Kapoor, Temple Art, New York City; purchased by John and Berthe Ford, Baltimore, 1983; given to Walters Art Museum, 2003.
Credit Gift of John and Berthe Ford, 2003

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Period
3rd-2nd century BC
Medium
terracotta
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
25.249
Measurements
Figure H: 10 1/4 × W: 5 1/8 × D: 1 5/8 in. (26 × 13 × 4.2 cm); Overall with base H: 12 5/8 × W: 5 1/8 × D: 2 3/4 in. (32.1 × 13 × 7 cm); Base only H: 2 3/8 × W: 3 9/16 × D: 2 3/4 in. (6 × 9 × 7 cm)
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Not On View

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