A limestone of Shiva and Parvati Northwest India, circa 8th century
Lot 5373
A limestone of Shiva and Parvati Northwest India, circa 8th century
US$ 12,000 - 16,000
£7,100 - 9,500
Auction Details
A limestone of Shiva and Parvati Northwest India, circa 8th century
Lot Details
Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art

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A limestone of Shiva and Parvati
Northwest India, circa 8th century
Shiva wears in an animal skin dhoti, serpent across his torso and beaded necklace, and holds a mala in his right hand and a waterpot in the left, his thick coiffure supporting a crescent; Parvati with similar adornments holds a flower blossom and chauri in her hands, Nandi's head flanks Shiva's right knee and a diminutive figure stands between the devine couple on a flat platform.
12in (30.5 cm) high

Footnotes

  • Under the Hindu Shahi rulers in the 8th-13th century a unique style of sculpture and architecture developed that departed from the Kushan and Gupta style of the central plains. It is also evident that the distinctive facial features and hair styles reflected the earlier Gandharan style. For related Shahi sculptures, see Donald M. Stadtner, 'Shahi Sculpture Revisited,' Orientations, October 1999, p. 68–73.

    Provenance:
    Doris Wiener Gallery, late 1990s
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