Hindu Bronze Sculptures (NMN): photo 9
Photo 9 of 85 in Gallery: Hindu Bronze Sculptures (NMN)
Image title: Mahishasurmardini
This bronze sculpture shows an image of Mahishasurmardini, from the 20th century A.D.—This female divinity is a ferocious aspect of Durga as a consort of Shiva. The multi-armed image is holding her usual attributes. Her right hand forces the trident into the body of Mahishasura, the demon (asura) disguised in the form of a buffalo (mahisha).
The National Museum of Nepal (Rashtriya Museum) houses a variety of sculptures, carvings, statues, paintings and other objects grouped according to the major religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism. This photo is from the Hindu bronze sculpture (dhatu-kala) section.