Dancing Shiva Parvati

Image title: Dancing Shiva Parvati

Description of the photo

This stone sculpture shows Dancing Shiva Parvati; from the 6/7th Century A.D.; found in Naghal Tole, Kathmandu.

This sculpture is part of the Narrative Panel of Kumarasambhava:—

“The narrative panels displayed here [viz., “Dancing Shiva Parvati”] are based on the versions of the story by Kalidasa, a master of Sanskrit literature, in his famed poetry Kumarasambhava. The Nepali artists perfectly caught the theme as narrated by the renowned poet Kalidasa and beautifully depicted their imagination in these panels. These panels from the 6th-7th century A.D. were recovered from the Kathesimbhu and Naghal Tol, Kathmandu.

“The sculptures placed in succession here represent, (viz., d*ivine romance, [...]). The facial composition of these sculptures display some Mongolian features and possess charming expression. With the execution of unique hair style, the harmonious balance of body proportion, beautiful garments and ornaments, these panels are considered to be the exotic creation of Nepali artists.”

In Nepali: “nṛtyamaya śiva pārvatī” (नृत्यमय शिव पार्वती).

Gallery information:

The National Museum of Nepal (Rashtriya Museum) houses a variety of sculptures, carvings, statues, paintings and other objects grouped according to the major religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism. This photo is from the Hindu stone sculpture (prastara-murti-kala) section.

Photo details:
Date: 2019-11-29
Camera: SONY ILCE-6400
Exposure: 1/40
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Focal length: 18mm

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Size: 2.51 MB
Resolution: 2400 x 1604
© License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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