Goddess Mangala, from a Devi Series

Goddess Mangala, from a Devi Series

c. 1660

Color on paper

Miniature: 24.8 x 21 cm (9 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.)

Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.154

Location

Did you know?

Banana flowers hang pendant and are bright pink.

Description

The four-armed goddess sits on an open lotus against a dark green background. She holds a discus, sword, bowl of cakes, and a shield. Banana trees flank her, and her tiger mount stands beneath. The subject in the painting appears to be a regional form of the Devi, as the name “Mangala” does not appear in major Hindu scriptures.

See also

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Is something not working on this page? Please email help.website@clevelandart.org.

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email imageservices@clevelandart.org.