Indeed the shringar that has been sculpted on this statue is fit for a queen. Layers of necklaces cascading down Her torso from between Her breasts, chunky amulets and anklets that clothe the exposed parts of Her limbs, and a tall ornate crown set off by a lotus-petalled halo and kundalas that graze Her shoulders. She holds in Her posterior hands lotuses that are about to bloom (the word 'padmavati' means one in possession of lotuses), while Her anterior hands are raised in blessing. She stands on a pedestal that is atypical of Indian iconography: two lotuses with the backs of their pistils together, the one blooming upward cradling the Devi's feet.
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