Complementing the unusual make of the pedestal is the towering crown on Her head. Zooming in on the same would allow you to truly appreciate its ornate beauty. Her face is engraved with complex, lifelike curves that convey a composure of divine calm and wisdom. The rest of Her superb, lithe form is bedecked with lusciously draped silks and jewel-studded gold. The veena that She is strumming on looks like a goad, the weapon of choice of Indian deities with which to fight adharma. What is most unusual about this stately Sarasvati sculpture is the bunch of silken pleats that emerge from the rim of the pedestal, indicating that its femininity.