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
US$ 12,000 - 16,000
£8,000 - 11,000
9,300 - 12,000
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