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MAHISHASURA

Hindu mythology portrays Mahishasura as a buffalo demon. Being an asura, he waged a war against the Devas. In the end he was killed by Goddess Durga in her Mahishasuramardhini form. The image of Mahisha is in standing posture. It has a buffalo head and has two hands. The image is loaded with intricate wood carvings.
Acc No: W7
Measurement: 111 x 34 cm
15th Century CE
Kulathupuzha