ASI Museum Khajuraho

Antiquities 984(A+B+C),199, 1042

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199 Description :- Fragment of an image stele is the frame of an image, showing a male deity Brahma? (face chipped) seated in lalitasana holding book and broken. Below is a female deity Parvati ? (face chipped) four-armed, seated in lalitasana- holding varada, flower (Vijapuraka), broken and bowl. At the extreme right corner of the fragment is Gaja-Vyala (lion-on-elephant) motif. Faces of both the deities are mutilated. 984(A+B+C) Description :- Colossal image of Parvati standing in samapada on a Vismapadma, wearing jatamukuta embossed in the centre with the mark of the kirttimukha. Her surviving palm of hand holds the rosary. She is flanked by female chowrie bearers, devotees in anjali and a pair of antelopes and lions. A siva gana (the one of the right holding staff and skull cup, the other on the left holding sula) on her either side. The surviving portion of the prabhavali shows different forms of the goddess, devotees and Brahma. The godha on the centre of pedestal. 1042 Description :- Upper part of a frame (of an image) showing Brahma with his consort, Vishnu and Uma Mahesvara and Vidyadharas with garlands. Faces of Brahma, Uma, Siva & Vishnu chipped. Full Description :- Colossal image of Parvati standing in samapada on a Vismapadma, wearing jatamukuta embossed in the centre with the mark of the kirttimukha. Her surviving palm of hand holds the rosary. She is flanked by female chowrie bearers, devotees in anjali and a pair of antelopes and lions. A siva gana (the one of the right holding staff and skull cup, the other on the left holding sula) on her either side. The surviving portion of the prabhavali shows different forms of the goddess, devotees and Brahma. The godha on the centre of pedestal. Upper part of a frame (of an image) showing Brahma with his consort, Vishnu and Uma Mahesvara and Vidyadharas with garlands. Faces of Brahma, Uma, Siva & Vishnu chipped.

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Sr. No. Title Information
1 Accession / Registration No. 984(A+B+C),199, 1042
2 Title of object Parvati
3 Type of object Sculpture
4 Date / Period 10th-11th Century
5 Dynasty / Style Chandella dynasty
6 Provenance Khajuraho
7 Material Sand Stone
8 Measurement / Weight Height : 257 cms.
Width : 133 cms.
Thickness : 46 cms.
Antiquity No. 199 + 984(A+B+C) + 1042
Extent & Fixed in pedestal
9 Location at the museum Displayed in the museum (Saiva Gallery)