Queen or goddess?


Queen Sembiyan Mahadevi as the Goddess Parvati, Chola Dynasty (reign of Queen Sembiyan Mahadevi), 10th century, bronze, 107.3 x 33.4 x 25.7 cm (Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, F1929.84) Speakers: Dr. Emma Natalya Stein, Curatorial Fellow for Southeast Asian Art, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

 


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This sculpture at the National Museum of Asian Art


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Cite this page as: Dr. Emma Natalya Stein, Freer Gallery of Art and Dr. Beth Harris, "Queen or goddess?," in Smarthistory, December 18, 2019, accessed July 10, 2020, https://smarthistory.org/queen-or-goddess/.