Hindu Bronze Sculptures (NMN): photo 23
Photo 23 of 85 in Gallery: Hindu Bronze Sculptures (NMN)
Image title: Nagakanya (detail of head)
This bronze sculpture shows an image of Nagakanya (detail of head), from the 20th century A.D.—This image of Nagakanya is seated on Makara, under the canopy of a nine-hooded serpent (naga-phana) with her right hand holding a conch.
Nagakanya can also be spelled as Nāgakanyā (नागकन्या).
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.