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Meera Mukherjee
DURGA (1997)

Bronze
10.25 x 11.75 in.

Her sculptures were often based on subjects like village folk. Elements of Bengali calligraphy, nature, music and dance also found themselves in her works such as Goddess Durga.

Born in 1923 in Kolkata, Meera Mukherjee studied at the Indian Society of Oriental Art School. Her sculptures were influenced by the traditional Dhokra sculptors of Bastar in Chhattisgarh. She learned the Dhokra method of sculpture also known as the cire perdue, or lost wax method. She first sculpted works in wax and then later casted them in bronze. Afterwards, the sculpture would be decorated with wax strips and rolls. 

 

 

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