Uma-Maheshvara

grey/blackish stone
Northeast-India (Pala), ca. 9th-10th cent.
high: 62 cm.

A beautiful and early depiction of Shiva and Parvati, who sits on his left leg. She has her arm around his neck, he caresses with his left hand her left breast, and with his right hand he tickels her chin.
Below their vehicles, Nandi and the lion.

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