I have been gifted a statuette by a friend of mine, but based on my limited knowledge of the Gods and Goddesses in the Hindu pantheon, and their varied iconography, I have not been able to identify the deity.

I am fairly confident that it is of Indian origin. Here are pictures of it with and without flash:



I tried a reverse image search as well, but just came up with a generic search tagged as an "antique".


The deity is not a goddess. He is male.

The god in the picture is "Ayyappa" or "Ayyappan" who is main deity of Sabarimala temple, Kerala. He is son of Lord Shiva and Vishnu's incarnation Mohini. Here is an image for better comparison:


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