UA06123 Antique Indian Bronze Gauri
Indian bronze head of Gauri, the Glowing One, another name for Parvati, the epitome of marital fidelity. Almond-shaped eyes, tear drop form on her forehead, large ears and nose with holes for jewelry attachments. Supported on a wood plinth. From the state of Maharashtra, used as the head of a doll-like image worshiped and displayed at the Gauri festival. Excellent condition. Ex Collection: George & Verna Lazarnick, San Diego. Indian, 19th century. 5 1/2” high. For similar examples see: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution catalog for the 1999 exhibition, "Devi: The Great Goddess", p. 351, #91a, b.