Shiva and Parvati (Uma-Maheshvaramurti)

Shiva and Parvati (Uma-Maheshvaramurti)

900s
Country
Nepal
figure
limestone
The Harold P. and Jane F. Ullman Collection, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Edwin F. Ullman
1980.231
. Shiva and Parvati (Uma-Maheshvaramurti). 900s. limestone. The Harold P. and Jane F. Ullman Collection, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Edwin F. Ullman. 1980.231.
Dimensions
height: 30 3/4 in, 78.105 cm; width: 22 1/4 in, 56.515 cm; depth: 3 1/4 in, 8.255 cm; base height: 1/4 in, 0.635 cm; base width: 22 1/2 in, 57.15 cm; base depth: 8 in, 20.32 cm
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian
Shiva and Parvati (Uma-Maheshvaramurti) Nepal 900s, Thakuri dynasty Limestone The Harold P. and Jane F. Ullman Collection, gift of Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Ullman 1980.231 Following a tradition established in India, this Nepalese sculpture (Uma-Maheshvaramurti) depicts a divine family group: the Hindu god Shiva, his wife, their children, and various attendants. Resembling the shapes of Kailasa, Shiva’s mountain home in the Himalayas, the figures are unified in a composition with the curved sides of the relief forming a central peak.
Known Provenance
n.d.-1968, Sundaram Works of Art and Handicrafts, New Delhi; 1968-1980, collection of Harold P. and Jane F. Ullman [d. 1976, 1991], purchased from Sundaram; 1980, Dr. Edwin F. Ullman, gift of Mrs. Jane F. Ullman (mother); 1980, DAM collection, gift of Dr. and Mrs. Edwin F. Ullman.