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Female Deity Standing on a Frog
Female Deity Standing on a Frog
Female Deity Standing on a Frog
Female Deity Standing on a Frog
Female Deity Standing on a Frog
Female Deity Standing on a Frog
Female Deity Standing on a Frog
Female Deity Standing on a Frog

Photo credit: Hartlepool Museums and Heritage Service

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A female deity standing on a frog, potentially Mandodari, 'the Frog Princess', or Parvati standing on Shiva as a frog. The work is of cast brass in the Dhokra style of Eastern India. Depicted is a female figure in relief with arms raised, wearing a dress which flares out to either side, fixed by pins to a frog that was cast separately. The frog is flat, with a fine pattern of crosses (or Hindu swastikas) in rows all over his back and legs.

Sir William Gray House

Hartlepool


Date

19th C

Medium

brass

Measurements

H 4.5 x W 4.3 x D 4.3 cm

Accession number

HAPMG : 1969.133.128

Acquisition method

bequeathed

Work type

Sculpture


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Sir William Gray House

Clarence Road, Hartlepool, Tees Valley TS24 8BT England

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