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|Collections||Arthur Llewellyn Basham|
|Author(s):||Herbert E, Budek Films and mounted transparencys, Santa Barbara, California|
|Keywords:||Indus Valley Pottery and Sculpture;ceramics;Mohenjo-Daro;mounted transparency set|
|Series/Report no.:||Basham Collection|
|Description:||With elaborate headgear set with a lotus flower at its center, this early mother-goddess digurine displays a canon of fashions which will distinguish goddess types for centuries hence, The relative nudity of the goddess, contrasted to the appliques of beads and jeweled girdle, are in keeping with later Indian practices and suggest a ceremonial costume of sorts, The concept of an earth-mother with the attribute of the lotus and the adornment of jewelry has its origins in images such as this one, As queen of all existence, the goddess is shown richly arrayed yet not concealing her most characteristic feminine attributes which, to the Indian, symbolized life itself,|
|Other Identifiers:||ANUA 682-107|
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