Year2013 (2013)
SubjectSaraswati and three students, including Barack Obama
Dimensions4.9 m (16 ft)
LocationWashington, D.C., United States
Coordinates38°54′37″N 77°02′45″W / 38.9103°N 77.045829°W / 38.9103; -77.045829

Saraswati is an outdoor sculpture of the Hindu goddess of the same name, installed outside the Embassy of Indonesia in Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., in the United States.

Description and history

The work was created by multiple Balinese sculptors and installed in 2013.[1][2] The 16-foot (4.9 m) gold and white statue depicts the Hindu goddess Saraswati standing on a lotus with three young students at her feet, one of which is Barack Obama.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "A Hindu Goddess Arrives to Bless Embassy Row". NPR. June 30, 2013. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Ghouse, Mike (June 19, 2013). "Goddess Saraswati Statue with Barack Obama Symbolizes Relationship Between Indonesia and the U.S." The Huffington Post. Retrieved October 14, 2015.