Chinese Ceramic Goddess Maa Durga

Chinese Ceramic Goddess Maa Durga.

Chinese Ceramic Goddess Maa Durga


RESENTING A LOVELY Chinese Ceramic Goddess Maa Durga.

This porcelain Statue is hand-painted and hand-gilded.

It depicts the Buddhist Goddess of ‘Maa Durga’.

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Durga
Goddess of War
Victory of Good over Evil
The Invincible One
Fierce form of Mother Goddess
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Durga Mahishasura-mardini, the slayer of the buffalo demon
Bengali দুর্গা মা
Affiliation DeviAdi-ParashaktiShaktiParvatiChandikaKaliTripura SundariSati
Successor ParvatiKaliTripura Sundari
Weapon Chakra (discus), Shankha (conch shell), Trishula (Trident), Gada (mace), Bow and Arrow, Scimitarand Shield, Ghanta (bell)
Mount Tiger or Lion[1][2]
Festivals Durga PujaDurga AshtamiNavratriDussehraVijayadashami
Consort Shiva

Durga, also identified as Adi ParashaktiDeviShaktiBhavaniParvati, Amba and by numerous other names, is a principal and popular form of Hindu goddess.[3][4][5] She is the warrior goddess, whose mythology centers around combating evils and demonic forces that threaten peace, prosperity and dharma of the good.[4][6] She is the fierce form of the protective mother goddess, willing to unleash her anger against wrong, violence for liberation and destruction to empower creation.[7]

Durga is depicted in the Hindu pantheon as a goddess riding a lion or tiger, with many arms each carrying a weapon,[2]often defeating Mahishasura (lit. buffalo demon).[8][9] She appears in Indian texts as the wife of god Shiva, as another form of Parvati or mother goddess.[8][10]

She is a central deity in Shaktism tradition of Hinduism, where she is equated with the concept of ultimate reality called Brahman.[11][6] One of the most important texts of Shaktism is Devi Mahatmya, also called as Durgā Saptashatī, which celebrates Durga as the Goddess, declaring her as the Supreme Being and the creator of the universe.[12][13][14] Estimated to have been composed between 400 and 600 CE,[15][16][17] this text is considered by Shakta Hindus to be as important scripture as the Bhagavad Gita.[18][19] She has a significant following all over IndiaBangladesh and Nepal, particularly in its eastern states such as West BengalOdishaJharkhandAssam and Bihar. Durga is revered after spring and autumn harvests, specially during the festival of Navratri.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durga

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The figure is in a seated pose, with hands 2 sets of hands crossed in meditation and prayer.

She would have had 24 hands in total but one is missing..

She is wearing a hat . She is in a flowing robe, with sashes and necklace decorations. Her hair is set inside the head covering with flowing locks.

Each hand holds a different offering.

We would be of the opinion that this piece is possibly mid 20th Century..

Condition: Mint apart from the one missing arm...pity..

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Chinese Ceramic Goddess Maa Durga.

Provenance: Part of a Private Collection from Dallas, TX.

Dimensions:  15.5" Tall,  8.5" Wide and 4" Deep

Price: $140.00 Sale Price Now: $60.00

Chinese Ceramic Goddess Maa Durga