A finely carved, antique decorative architectural door panel salvaged from a Hindu temple or building with a central seated deity figure of the four-armed Gaja Lakshmi, flanked by female attendants waving chauris and elephants in low relief. The bovine-goddess Kamadhenu stands amid foliage at each end of the scene. Gaja Lakshmi (Lakshmi with elephants) respresents prosperity.
PLACE OF ORIGIN
Chettinad, Tamil Nadu, India
Early 19th century
Width 28.5 Depth 1 Height 9.5 inches