Statue of a Goddess from Kashmir

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 20 October 2016
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This statue of the goddess of prosperity shows her seated on a lotus and a lion. She holds a lotus bud in her right hand and the pot of abundance in her left. These symbols of prosperity derive from the horn of plenty (cornucopia) carried by the Kushan goddess. Stone statue, from Kashmir, circa 650-700 CE. Purchased with support from the Brooke Sewell Permanent Fund. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, October 20). Statue of a Goddess from Kashmir. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5955/statue-of-a-goddess-from-kashmir/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of a Goddess from Kashmir." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 20, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5955/statue-of-a-goddess-from-kashmir/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of a Goddess from Kashmir." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 20 Oct 2016. Web. 25 Oct 2021.