A black stone stele of Uma Mahesvara
Northeast India Pala period, circa 11th century
Shiva seated in rajalinasana with his consort Uma on a lotus base protected by Nandi and a lion, his right hand lovingly raising his consort's chin, the other wrapped around her waist holding her left breast, Uma seated on his left thigh holds a mirror, each are are bare-chested, wearing only dhotis, and adorned in jewelry, the prabhamandala above with kirtimukha at the crest flanked by garland-bearing apsaras.
29 1/2 in. (74.9 cm) high