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The Holy Family of Shiva and Parvati (Uma-Maheshvara), c. 1000

Unknown (Indian, Uttar or Madhya Pradesh - c. 1000)

buff sandstone
88.9 cm high
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1978
National Gallery of Canada (no. 23253)

Representation of the union of Shiva and Parvati. Identifiable on the lotus-shaped base are their elephant-headed son Ganesha, and Nandin, the bull of Shiva.

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