Hindu Stone Sculptures (NMN): photo 40
Photo 40 of 50 in Gallery: Hindu Stone Sculptures (NMN)
Image title: Ardhanarishvara (Shiva and Parvati)
This stone sculpture shows an image of Ardhanarishvara from the 8th-century A.D.—This figure is a conjoint representation of Shiva and his consort Parvati and called Ardhanarishvara (Ardhanareshvara). The right half of the image is the representation of Shiva while the left half is of Parvati carrying their usual attributes in each hand.
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.