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Door Jamb with Yamuna, Attendants, and Amorous Couples, 9th century

Unknown (Indian, Madhya Pradesh or Rajasthan - 9th century)

reddish sandstone
78.7 cm high
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1978
National Gallery of Canada (no. 23245)

Yamuna, the goddess of the river of the same name, is identified by her symbol, the turtle, at lower left. The objects carried by her attendants indicate that the relief decorated the entrance to a temple of Vishnu.

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