Standing Four-Armed Goddess Durga  India (Jammu & Kashmir, ancient kingdom of Kashmir)  late 9th century    Metropolitan Museum of Art

centuriespast: “ Standing Four-Armed Goddess Durga India (Jammu & Kashmir, ancient kingdom of Kashmir) late century Metropolitan Museum of Art ”

Standing Shiva Mahadeva, 700's. Northern India. Collection CMA, 1989.369

Lord Śiva as Sadāśiva Embodying the fierce, benign and regal aspects of Lord Śiva. Lord Śiva as Sadāśiva – the ever auspicious One, is the perfected Yogī, the benign nourisher as the fierce destroyer. The three faces depicting his nurturing feminine.

Khandoba and Mahout on an Elephant    Date:      18th century  Culture:      India (Maharasthra)  Medium:      Brass

Khandoba and Mahout on an Elephant Date: century Culture: India (Maharasthra) Medium: Brass

Kamadeva, the God of Love. India (Jammu and Kashmir, ancient kingdom of Kashmir). Second half of the 8th century. Though rarely represented in Kashmiri art, Kama, the god of love, is here identified by a wondrous mythical creature (makara), who spews arrows from its jaws. The bow and arrow and a pair of lovebirds are Kamadeva’s principal identifiers. This subject is a rare survivor from early medieval Kashmir.

Though rarely represented in Kashmiri art, Kama, the god of love, is here identified by a wondrous mythical creature (makara), who spews arrows from its jaws. The bow and arrow and a pair of lovebirds are Kamadeva’s principal identifiers

Standing Bodhisattva Maitreya -     Date:      ca. 7th century  Culture:      India (Jammu & Kashmir) or Pakistan (ancient kingdom of Kashmir)  Medium:      Copper alloy, gilded and silvered, inlaid with silver

Standing Bodhisattva Maitreya Date: ca. century Culture: India (Jammu & Kashmir) or Pakistan (ancient kingdom of Kashmir) Medium: Copper alloy, gilded and silvered, inlaid with silver

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

Uma as Shivakami (Beloved of Shiva) Chola period, century Copper alloy H. x x cm) Asia Society, New York: Estate of Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller,

Vishnu. India, Bihar, Pre Pala, 6th-7th century. Grey stone.

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Meenakshi Kalyanam - Marriage of Shiva and Parvati, Chola bronze,11th century, Rajaraja Museum, Thanjavur  Shiva and Parvati join hands, accompanied by Vishnu (right) and Lakshmi (left). Although Vishnu is not on the same platform as the other figures, the group belongs together (Huntington, pp.533-534). The rearing antelope in Shiva's left upper hand is a typical attribute in the South.

Meenakshi Kalyanam - Marriage of Shiva and Parvati, Chola bronze,11th century, Rajaraja Museum, Thanjavur Shiva and Parvati join hands, accompanied by Vishnu (right) and Lakshmi (left). Although Vishnu is not on the same platform as the other figures, the group belongs together (Huntington, pp.533-534). The rearing antelope in Shiva's left upper hand is a typical attribute in the South.

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