panel (ritual & belief: representations)

Teakwood panel depicting the goddess Sarasvati, with four arms and a tall headdress, plucking a stringed instrument (vina) with her right hand. Upper right arm raised, with two fingers pointing upwards supporting a rosary. Upper left arm raised and supporting what is either a round necked water jar (kamandalu) or a stylised closed lotus (utpala). Left leg bent with raised knee, right leg horizontal below body. Seated on a lotus plinth. Face of mythical beast (kirtimukha) above with two bulging eyes, flames issuing from mouth and curving up to either side.

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