Makara Gallery

Himalayan arts - Asian arts

Bronze of the goddess Sri Devi


standing on a circular pedestal with two levels, decorated with lotus petals.

16th-17th century
Copper, lost wax technique.
Vijayanagar Kingdom
South India
9 cm
In # 237a
Associated with the goddess of fortune Lakshmi, she holds a closed lotus flower in her left hand. She is the goddess consort of Vishnu, along with Bhu Devi (or Prithivi), the Earth Goddess. Sri Devi is often distinguished by wearing a chest band called Kuchabandha.