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Carlo Cristi
Arte Orientale Tessili

Gilt copper repoussé representing Lord Shiva
Gilt copper, pigment
Nepal
13th century
24"3/4 x 14"1/2 (cm 68 x 37)

Gilt copper repoussé representing Lord Shiva in mountain cave among adoring yogin and yogini. In a cave above, his wife Parvati seated under a canopy is garlanded by female attendants. All around emaciated yogin and their shakti look ecstatically at the greatest among the hindu gods.

all text, images Carlo Cristi

 

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