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A Fighting Titan
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A Fighting Titan


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Description This titan, or demon, was conquered by the warrior-goddess Durga, who hurled a discus at him. This small sculpture was once part of a group that included the figure of Durga. The demon is shown not just as a conquered enemy but as a devotee-to be struck by Durga's discus is actually a blessing.
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 Edward King [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; John and Berthe Ford, Baltimore, 1983, by purchase.
Credit Promised gift of John and Berthe Ford

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Period
13th century
Medium
copper alloy
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
F.164
Measurements
3 1/2 x 3 x 2 1/2 in. (8.9 x 7.6 x 6.4 cm)
Geographies
  • Nepal (Place of Origin)

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