Shiva and Parvati (Uma-Maheshvara)  India; Pala period (c.8th - 12th century), 9th century  The Asia Society

Shiva and Parvati (Uma-Maheshvara) India; Pala period (c.8th - 12th century), 9th century The Asia Society

6th C. India. Standing Male Deity, possibly Lord Shiva, the massiveness of the body and hands seems to indicate a provincial version of the Gupta style practiced in Bihar. Stone.

6th C. India. Standing Male Deity, possibly Lord Shiva, the massiveness of the body and hands seems to indicate a provincial version of the Gupta style practiced in Bihar. Stone.

Shiva as Brahma | Cleveland Museum of Art/ late 900s or early 1000s/ South India, Chola dynasty, late 10th - early 11th century granite

Shiva as Brahma | Cleveland Museum of Art/ late 900s or early 1000s/ South India, Chola dynasty, late 10th - early 11th century granite

Shiva as Mahesha. Chola period (880–1279),10th century.India (Tamil Nadu). This statue is part of a group of unusual large stone carvings in the round from the Chola period. They all portray the same deity, long identified as Brahma but now thought to be Mahesha, a form of Shiva. From him are born the other two great Hindu gods, Brahma and Vishnu. Mahesha is shown with four faces: the one on the right represents Brahma; in the center, Shiva; on the left, Vishnu; and on the back, Rudra .

Shiva as Mahesha. Chola period (880–1279),10th century.India (Tamil Nadu). This statue is part of a group of unusual large stone carvings in the round from the Chola period. They all portray the same deity, long identified as Brahma but now thought to be Mahesha, a form of Shiva. From him are born the other two great Hindu gods, Brahma and Vishnu. Mahesha is shown with four faces: the one on the right represents Brahma; in the center, Shiva; on the left, Vishnu; and on the back, Rudra .

A RARE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT BRONZE FIGURE OF SHIVA GANGADHARA NATARAJA , SOUTH INDIA, TAMIL NADU, CHOLA PERIOD, 9TH CENTURY  | Christie's

A RARE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT BRONZE FIGURE OF SHIVA GANGADHARA NATARAJA , SOUTH INDIA, TAMIL NADU, CHOLA PERIOD, 9TH CENTURY | Christie's


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Period: Chola period (880–1279) Date: early 11th century Culture: India (Tamil Nadu) Medium: Copper alloy Dimensions: H. 29 7/8 in. (53 cm); W. 21 7/8 in. (55.6 cm); D. 10 1/4 in. (26.2 cm) Classification: Sculpture

Period: Chola period (880–1279) Date: early 11th century Culture: India (Tamil Nadu) Medium: Copper alloy Dimensions: H. 29 7/8 in. (53 cm); W. 21 7/8 in. (55.6 cm); D. 10 1/4 in. (26.2 cm) Classification: Sculpture

The God Shiva dancing with the Hindu Goddess Parvati, the second wife of the former. Parvati is the highest Mother Goddess in Hindu religion from whom all Hindu goddesses were born and fill the universe. In an intimate and harmonious erotical and mystical dance, Shiva and Parvati are united to make the whole universe balanced and alive.

The God Shiva dancing with the Hindu Goddess Parvati, the second wife of the former. Parvati is the highest Mother Goddess in Hindu religion from whom all Hindu goddesses were born and fill the universe. In an intimate and harmonious erotical and mystical dance, Shiva and Parvati are united to make the whole universe balanced and alive.

thirugyanasambandar, the shaivite boy saint - 12th century chola bronze, madras museum. the image is often mistaken for the dancing krishna. look at the hands - thirugyanasambandar will always have a finger pointing skywards, to indicate the divine couple shiva and parvathi, who came down to feed him when he was crying with hunger

thirugyanasambandar, the shaivite boy saint - 12th century chola bronze, madras museum. the image is often mistaken for the dancing krishna. look at the hands - thirugyanasambandar will always have a finger pointing skywards, to indicate the divine couple shiva and parvathi, who came down to feed him when he was crying with hunger

Ganesha South India, Tamil Nadu Chola period, early 13th century Bronze Dimensions: (height) 50cm (19.69")

Ganesha South India, Tamil Nadu Chola period, early 13th century Bronze Dimensions: (height) 50cm (19.69")

centuriespast:  Parvati  India, Tamil Nadu; Chola period (880-1279), 11th century  The Asia Society  (via sadighgallery)  Source: centuriespast

centuriespast: Parvati India, Tamil Nadu; Chola period (880-1279), 11th century The Asia Society (via sadighgallery) Source: centuriespast

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