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Shiva and Parvati (Uma-Maheshvara), 6th century

Unknown (Indian, Madhya Pradesh - 6th century)

buff sandstone
45.7 cm high
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1978
National Gallery of Canada (no. 23235)

Parvati, the consort of Shiva, represents Nature in all its aspects. One of the earliest renditions of the union of the divine couple, this work is symbolic of the power of creation.

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