Shiva and Parvati (Uma Maheshvara)

Northern India, 10th - 11th century

51cm high

Provenance: Private European Collection

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Shiva and Parvati (Uma Maheshvara)

The sandstone stele depicting Shiva seated with Parvati together with Shiva's family (Uma Maheshvara). Both Shiva and Parvati are seated in lalitasana relaxed poses. Shiva has his arm wrapped around Parvati's chest. Parvarti is represented with her arm wrapped around Shiva's shoulder in a loving embrace. Ganesha is represented on their right side along with other members of their family represented in the sandstone stele including their two sons, deities and various attendants. See a similar depiction of Uma Maheshvara depicting Shiva's family on a 10th century sandstone stele from Haryana or Uttar Pradesh in The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA, Accession Number M.75.11.

Shiva and Parvati (Uma Maheshvara)


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