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Kali with Musicians, 15th century

Unknown (Indian, Tamil Nadu - 15th century)

bronze
25.4 cm high
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1980
National Gallery of Canada (no. 26681)

The goddess Kali is the destructive manifestation of Parvati, the benevolent principal goddess and consort of Shiva. Here she is shown seated on a throne and venerated by two musicians.

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