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Marriage of God Shiva with Goddess Parvati (Kalyanasundara)

A work made of sandstone.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of sandstone.

Date:

c. 11th century

Artist:

India
Madhya Pradesh, Morena District

About this artwork

This sculpture depicts the divine marriage of Parvati and Shiva, which was witnessed by all the gods after she devoted many years to ascetic practices (yoga) in order to persuade him to marry her. Shiva formally accepts the bride by taking her right hand in his (panigrahana). He gazes upon Parvati while she looks into a handheld mirror. Brahma, the creator god, can be seen officiating.

Status

On View, Gallery 141

Department

Arts of Asia

Title

Marriage of God Shiva with Goddess Parvati (Kalyanasundara)

Place

Madhya Pradesh (Object made in)

Date

1001–1100

Medium

Sandstone

Dimensions

77.7 x 53.7 x 18.0 cm (30 5/8 x 21 1/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

James W. and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection. Gift of Marilynn Alsdorf

Reference Number

2022.4

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