Overall: 29.8 x 27.2 cm (11 3/4 x 10 11/16 in.); with base: 32.6 cm (12 13/16 in.)
Location: not on view
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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.



Nepal, 14th century

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