In 1963 the National Gallery of Victoria purchased this work.
A truly lovely tree goddess.
| Tree goddess, Salabhanjika, Hoysala period 1150-1200 Karnataka, India |
The sculpture was found on the Scottish estate of Lord Dalhousie and cost the NGV 14500 pounds. Thanks again to Alfred Felton.
Love this photo of Melbourne schoolgirls admiring the work.
| Melbourne schoolgirls admiring sculpture, 1963, photo by Keith Byron |