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|Northeast India Region of Bihar - Sena Pala Dynasty|
Magnificent head of the goddess Devi in diorite. Diorite is a hard rock (between 6 and 7 on the Mohs scale) in the family of igneous rocks of plutonic origins, composed of ferromagnesian minerals (biotite and amphiboles). A known diorite deposit is located in Nellore, in the southeast of the state of Andhra Pradesh.
|Location of Origin: Asia|
|Dimensions: Height: 30 cm without the base and 53 cm with the base; Length: 20 cm; Width: 9 cm(Thickness: 11.8 inches without the base and 19.685 inches with the base; 7.874 x 3.543 inches)|
|Primary Classification: Ancient Art, Antiquities : Other|
|Secondary Classification: Asian Art : Indian Antiques|
|Historical Origins: Devi, or Devatha, is the generic Sanskrit term designating the goddesses, feminine counterparts (Shakti) to the gods. It is also one of the names of the wife of Shiva. Considered a divinity apart and also called Durga or Kali (black in Sanskrit), she is the all powerful divinity who creates, conserves and, above all, destroys monsters and plaques. The Sena Pala dynasty reigned over Bengal in the 11th and 12th centuries, former allies of the precedent dynasty. |
State of Preservation: exceptional
Assessment: A good collector's piece, with great presence and a very decorative effect.
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