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Parvati, c. 1000

India: Tamil Nadu, 975-1025
Bronze
34-1/2 in. (87.6 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation, Gift of Mr. Norton Simon
F.1982.2.2.S
© 2012 The Norton Simon Foundation

On view

Parvati (left) is the daughter of the Mountain King Parvata. When she is with her husband, Shiva, her right hand holds a lotus flower while her left arm hangs gracefully to the side of her body "like the tail of a cow" (lolahastamudra). She is the companion figure to the Shiva Vrishavahana in the collection (F.1972.24.S).


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