~Vrishabha~ The word "vrishabha" means "bull," in this case the female counterpart of Nandi, as would be found in a Yogini Temple. In this relief, Vrishabha sits in Royal Ease, her lion vehicle beneath her feet. Her left arm cradles Ganesh. A Ganeshvari appears in the lower right corner, and possibly in the lower left corner (damaged) as well. Satna is located about 75 mi (125 km) east of Khajuraho. 10th C.
Imagine posing as a model for this dancing female figure. You'll soon realize that this striking pose is anatomically impossible. Yet the sculptor has captured the essence of continuous, whirling motion
In recent years, the Dallas Museum of Art has expanded its collection of South Asian art from a small number of Indian temple sculptures to nearly 500 works, including Indian Hindu and Buddhist sculptures, Himalayan Buddhist bronze sculptures and ritual objects, artwork from Southeast Asia, and decorative arts from India’s Mughal period. Artworks in the collection have origins from the former Ottoman empire to Java, and architectural pieces suggest the grandeur of buildings in the Indian…
Chamunda, the Horrific Destroyer of Evil, 10th–11th century. India. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Anonymous Gift and Rogers Fund, 1989 (1989.121) | This is a fragment of a full-length sculpture portraying the ferocious Hindu goddess Kali in the form of Chamunda, an epithet derived from her act of decapitating the demons Chanda and Munda. #Halloween