Hindu Stone Sculptures (NMN): photo 42
Photo 42 of 50 in Gallery: Hindu Stone Sculptures (NMN)
Image title: Harihara (Shiva and Vishnu)
This stone sculpture shows an image of Harihara from the 16th century A.D.—This figure is a composite one with the well-known aspects of Shiva and Vishnu carved in the same image. The right side of the image represents Shiva while the left side is of Vishnu. This type of image is considered as the product of the idea of mutual harmony between two sects.
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.