Overall: 29.8 x 27.2 cm (11 3/4 x 10 11/16 in.); with base: 32.6 cm (12 13/16 in.)
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1984.3
The Hindu god Shiva, with his third eye of wisdom, the skull, and crescent moon adorning his hair, is depicted in his rare benign but powerful 18-armed form, seated in the posture of royal ease. His consort Uma, another name for Parvati, perches on his left knee; both have their main left hands held in the gesture of discourse. Works for Hindu devotion in Nepal were made by the same artists who made Buddhist images; for this reason, Buddhist and Hindu images were made in the same style and differ only in iconography.
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