Bronze statuette of goddess Durga. The goddess is fitted with four arms (chaturbhuja), seated with folded right leg and other is hanging. The recognizable attributes displayed are sword (khadga) (represented as victory against evil) and shield.
Durga is the incarnation of Devi, Mother goddess, wife of Shiva which symbolizes the unity of divine powers.
Southern India, 16th-17th Century
Height: 8,5 cm (3-1/3 in.)
Wear due to repeated use during pūjā rituals.