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Photograph of the Hindu goddess Ganga, the deified Ganges River, atop her mount, the Makara, a mythical crocodile-like underwater creature (who often has an elephant-like trunk). Her left arm rests on a dwarf attendant's shoulder. In her right hand, she holds a kumbha, or pot of water. A small boy, or gana, symbolizing youthfulness and life, is shown engaging the makara. From Besnagar, Bhopal State (now part of Madhya Pradesh), India. Date of sculpture: Gupta Period India, 5th or 6th century CE. Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David. Date of photograph: 1875. Now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, United States. Downloaded, enlarged, and cropped from this British Library Web Site by Fowler&fowler «Talk» 06:16, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

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