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River Goddess Ganga with Retinue, from a Temple Portal, 9th century

Unknown (Indian, Madhya Pradesh - 9th century)

reddish sandstone
61 cm high
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1978
National Gallery of Canada (no. 23240)

This representation of Ganga, goddess of the Ganges, decorated the left side of the entrance to a temple of Vishnu.

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