Hindu Bronze Sculptures (NMN): photo 26
Photo 26 of 85 in Gallery: Hindu Bronze Sculptures (NMN)
Image title: Durga (alidhasana pose)
This bronze sculpture shows an image of Durga, from the 17th century A.D.—Durga as a consort of Shiva is very popular in Nepal and has various forms of iconographic features. This image is standing in alidha-asana pose on a simple dais holding her usual attributes in each hand.
Durga can also be spelled as Durgā (दुर्गा).
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.