4 BRONZE GROUP OF THREE SAPTAMATRIKAS (‘SEVEN DIVINE MOTHERS’)WITH KUBERA AND GANESHA


 

Catalogue no. 4 BRONZE GROUP OF THREE SAPTAMATRIKAS (‘SEVEN DIVINE MOTHERS’)WITH KUBERA AND GANESHA

NORTHEAST INDIA, PROBABLY BIHAR

PALA PERIOD, 11TH CENTURY

H. 11.5 CMS, 4 ½ INS

W. 19 CMS, 7 ½ INS

A rare and important bronze group with (from left to right) a diminutive Ganesha, Kubera, Vaisnavi, Kumari and Brahmani (with an infant); the reverse with a dedicatory inscription.

For a closely related example in the British Museum see fig. 63 in Susan L. Huntington, The Pala-Sena Schools of Sculpture, Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1984. The Victoria and Albert Museum also has an example- see: http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O64460/sculpture-figure-group-unknown/

Provenance: Private collection, UK. Ex-Adrian Maynard Ltd, London