Shiva, Kashmir, 8th century, Stone
Lot 44
A black stone figure of Shiva Kashmir, circa 8th century
Sold for US$ 3,750 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A black stone figure of Shiva
Kashmir, circa 8th century
Standing in a flexed pose with four arms and three heads backed by a nimbus, his hair gathered in a twisted heap and loose tresses falling on his shoulders, the upper hands holding discs, the lower with a rosary and a water pot, his short pleated dhoti slightly making his erect phallus and his vehicle Nandi behind.
6 in. (15.2 cm) high

Footnotes

  • A related figure with three heads is in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, LI181.57.

    Provenance:
    Private Collection, New York
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