Parvati as Candika

Unidentified Pala Dynasty maker


Pala Dynasty (about 900-1100)

Black limestone

Overall: 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of D. Herbert Beskind, Class of 1936



Place Made: India, South Asia, Asia

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact

Research Area


Not on view

Exhibition History

Dr. Ernest Hauswedell Auction, Hamburg, 1964.


Dr. Ernest Hauswedell Auction, Hamburg, 1964, David Herbert Beskind (1915-2015), Class of 1936, New York, New York; given to present collection, 1967.

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