Lawrence J. Hooker Revocable Trust, USA.
This is a standing bronze statue of smiling Hindu goddess Bhudevi or Bhumi-Devi representing Mother Earth. She is the consort of Varaha, an avatar of Vishnu, and is regarded as the mother of goddess Sita.
Her left arm graciously follows the body's line thus keeping towards outside. She wears on the head the same kind of tall headgear of husband Vishnu.
Posture is elegant. Drapery of dress is refined, embellished by the contrast between the big belt and the fineness of transparent tissue on the soft belly.
Earrings in the form of two makaras - aquatic mythological animals - are particularly ingenious.
This statue in perfect condition, is a beautiful example of South Indian bronze sculpture.