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This female Hindu deity holds a cup in her left hand and a trident (trishul) in her right. The latter is a symbol of the god Shiva, which means this is a female deity connected to Shiva, so she must be an avatar of his consort, Parvati, in this case the goddess Kali. The latter can have a variable number of arms, with a corresponding variety of implements or attributes in her hands.

Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery

St Peter Port


19th C




H 26 x W 11 x D 6 cm

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gifted to Lukis and Island Museum, 1930

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Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery

Candie Gardens, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1UG Channel Islands

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