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Goddess Kali, the terrible form of Parvati and wife of God Shiva, slaying a demon

Unknown1700/1799

Crafts Museum

Crafts Museum

Surrounded by a halo of poisonous cobras and riding on the lifted palms of her female attendant, goddess Kali is shown here slaying a demon.

Her enormous earrings embellished with fierce animal motifs, bulbous eyes and fangs. along with her numerous arms represent the goddess as the feminine counterpart of the one who presides over havoc and destruction.

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  • Title: Goddess Kali, the terrible form of Parvati and wife of God Shiva, slaying a demon
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1700/1799
  • Location: Kerela
  • Physical Dimensions: Wood Carving, 115 cm x 69 cm
  • Provenance: Kerala
  • Type: Wood Carving
  • Rights: Text : Jyotindra Jain, Aarti Aggarwala. Museums of India, National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, New Delhi. Ahmedabad: Mapin Publishing Pvt. Limited, 1989.ISBN 0-944142-23-0 Photograph by : Pankaj Shah
  • Gallery: Crafts Museum collection

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