figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Figure of Vishnu's consort Lakshmi seated in half-lotus position on an oval lotus throne on a rectangular base. The upper pair of hands holds indistiguishable attributes, the lower pair of hands are extended, the right in a gesture of reassurance, the left in a gesture of charity. She is wearing a pointed crown, large earrings and other jewellery. Made from copper alloy and decorated with incised motifs overall.

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