Section from a Portable Shrine

Section from a Portable Shrine

100s

Gray schist

Overall: 14.6 x 6 cm (5 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1973.76

Description

Figures of deities who protect children are featured in this relief carving. A form of Skanda holding a bird and a flower stands next to a regal yakshi with pointed rodent or elephant ears. A diminutive figure who may be a child is shown kneeling at his feet. Above, the six-headed mother goddess Shashthi sits next to Skanda, holding the spear.

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