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