Shrine for three Goddesses

Historical period(s)
20th century
H x W x D: 28.9 x 24.2 x 11 cm (11 3/8 x 9 1/2 x 4 5/16 in)
India, Chhattisgarh state, Bastar district
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Leo Figiel
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Sculpture


bird, horse, India, shrine
Provenance research underway.

This composite piece seems to represent a shrine for three deities, most likely Matas, who hold incense burners and other ritual objects in their hands. The shrine is guarded on each side by horse and warrior figures holding weapons. A curious screen-like structure seems to hang from the rod above, and it is from this that the swing platform holding the deities is suspended.

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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