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Item No 19. Statue of Goddess Parvathi(Bronze)-Solid cast-Pre Modern Sculpture



Solid cast. Fragment of a Parvati with legs and right hand broken off.

A well-proportionate figurine and possibly standing in a relaxed position and wearing a tall crown and the left hand falling down rhythmically in Lolahastafashion. The lower garment attached to the body indicates a silky texture. The third eye of the goddess is well indicated on the forehead and the ears are adorned with a pair of large round Kundalas. Apparently a pre-modern sculpture simulating the traditional Hindu artistic norms.

Detected at the Departure Terminal of Bandaranayke International Airport while attempting to export violating the Customs Ordinance read with Antiquities Ordinance.


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