roof strut with Kaumari

carved wood
Nepal, 16th-17th cent.
high: 94,5 cm.

Depicted is Kaumari, the female counterpart of Kumar (Kartikeya). She is one of the Saptamatrikas (the `Seven Mothers’), which group was very popular in the Kathmandu-valley.
Below her is the peacock, the typical mount of Kartikeya/Kaumari.

Belonged to the same temple as the strut with Indrani.

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