Ardhanarishvara (Composite of Shiva and Parvati)

Bronze | 74.9cm | 7th-8th century

Unknown Artist

Shiva can be depicted as half male and half female to indicate the shakta-shakti relationship of the unified whole. The male half is unmoving but is given a manifest existence through the active female presence (prakrti). Ardhanarishvara images are q...
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