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7. A carved stone stele, depicting Uma-Mahesvara
Nepal
circa 12th Century
Dimensions: 14” x 11 ½” x 3”

A carved stone stele, depicting Uma-Mahesvara

This popular rendition of Lord Shiva relaxing with his consort, Parvati, Shiva’s vehicle Nandi, the bull at his right elbow. The royal couple rest on a rocky outcrop while a celestial dancers and musicians entertain them in the lower register.

Provenance: Willard Vine Clerk Antiques, 14th December 1994.



Detail: close-up view
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