A STONE FIGURE OF UMAMAHESVARA
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A STONE FIGURE OF UMAMAHESVARA

INDIA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, 9TH CENTURY

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A STONE FIGURE OF UMAMAHESVARA
INDIA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, 9TH CENTURY
Finely carved with Shiva seated on a throne with Parvati seated on his knee, with Nandi the bull and dancing Bringin at their feet, Shiva holding a trident in his right hand and a lotus or staff entwined with a serpent in his left, the pair richly adorned with beaded jewelry, surrounded by a retinue of attendant figures and with a series of lingas centering the throne back
9 3/8 in. (34 cm.) high
Provenance
Private Collection, Mumbai, by 1989
Private Collection, Delhi
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Lot Essay

While depictions of Umamaheshvara abound in medieval central Indian art, the stone color, facial features, and modelling of the torso exhibit similarities with works found further north, in Uttar Pradesh. Compare with the Umamaheshvara in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A: IS.113-1986, published in John Guy, Indian Temple Sculpture, 2007, London, p.130 and cover ill., cat.no.146), from ninth-century Almora, and with another at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California (see Darielle Mason, Gods, Guardians, and Lovers, 1993, p.181, cat.no.25).
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