Fragment of a Navadurga Mandala
3 x 9,5 cm
Part of a Navadurga Mandala
very good; nice patina, rubbed of by puja-use
Navadurga, are nine manifestations of the goddess Durga in Hinduism, especially worshiped during the festival of Navratri where each of the nine manifested forms are venerated respectively for each night.
When complete the small bronze sculpture formes as an eight-petaled lotus blossom that is hinged and opens up.
This is one of the eight petals.
A complete piece is in the collection of the Newark Museum of Art (https://www.newarkmuseumart.org/south-southeast-asia); for your information I show a picture of this.