Head of ShivaArtist(s)IndianArtist NationalityIndian (South Asian)Object Creation Date10th century - 11th centuryMedium & SupportsandstoneDimensions
10 1/16 in x 5 1/4 in x 5 5/8 in (25.5 cm x 13.3 cm x 14.3 cm);10 1/16 in x 5 1/4 in x 5 5/8 in (25.5 cm x 13.3 cm x 14.3 cm)Credit LineGift of Mark and Iuliana Phillips
This head depicts Shiva in his aspect as the perfect ascetic. His long hair, in matted locks, is again piled high on his head, although here he also wears a diadem. A third eye, symbolizing his powers as a seer, is visible on his forehead.
Exhibited in "Divine Encounters, Earthly Pleasures: Twenty Centuries of Indian Art," 12/12/03-2/22/04.Primary Object Classification Sculpture Primary Object TypeheadCollection AreaAsianRights
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