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.
- 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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