Durga as the Slayer of the Buffalo Demon

Durga as the Slayer of the Buffalo Demon



Overall: 52 x 18.4 x 12.5 cm (20 1/2 x 7 1/4 x 4 15/16 in.); without tang: 44.8 cm (17 5/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1996.27


This depiction of Durga is rare and important, as it is a large-scale example of the goddess in bronze. Her conquest over the buffalo demon is indicated by its severed head at her feet. She stands fourarmed and triumphant, with a wheel, conch shell, mace, and clod of earth in her hands.

See also
Cambodian Art
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