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Parvati

15th century

Bronze

23 1/4 x 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. (59.1 x 22.2 x 17.2 cm)
Gift of the Rubin-Ladd Foundation under the bequest of Ester R. Portnow
2017.54.8
Parvati, the daughter of the Himalayan Mountains, is both Shiva’s wife and an independent deity. She assumes many manifestations, some ferocious—such as Durga and Kali—and others benign.
Culture: 
Indian
Period: 
Vijayanagara period (ca. 1336–1565)
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
India
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Christie's, 1998; Christie's New York, September 21, 2007 sale; Rubin-Ladd Foundation, Georgetown, Conn., to 2017; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.