Artist unknown, Indian

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Description

Goddess Sita, bronze
3 3/4 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/8 in.
Mythological Hindu goddess Sita is the goddess of spring, agriculture, and the earth. As a child she was found in a ploughed field and was later adopted by the king of Mithila and his wife Sunayana. At the age of eightteen she married the prince Rama and always remained by his side supporting him, being loyal and faithful to him throughout her life. She is therefore seen as the model wife in the Hindu religion.

Creator

Artist unknown, Indian

Source

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Rothenberg

Identifier

1985.124

Collection

Citation

Artist unknown, Indian, “Artist unknown, Indian,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 28, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/14874.