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Asian Art 10a. Hindu Art in India I

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Questions

The Hindu god Shiva is often represented as having three distinctive aspects. What are these aspects and how are they represented? Briefly explain using one of the key works introduced today.

Reading Assignment

  • Lee, pp. 190-198, 235-237

Key Works

Shiva Nataraja (Lord of the Dance)

Shiva as the Lord of Dance LACMA edit
Copper alloy; 30 × 22.5 × 7″ (76.2 × 57.2 × 17.8 cm)

Tamil Nadu, India

Chola period, c. 950-1000

LACMA

http://collections.lacma.org/node/240893

Copper; h. 43 7/8″ (111.4 cm)

Tamil Nadu, India

Chola period, 11th cent.

Cleveland Museum of Art

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1930.331#art-object-detail-views

Copper alloy; 26 7/8 x 22 1/4″ (68.3 x 56.5 cm)

Tamil Nadu, India

Chola period, c. 11th cent.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1987.80.1/

Elephanta Caves

Maharashtra, India

Shiva Maheshvara

Stone relief; h. 10′ 10″ (3.3 m)

South wall, Great Cave

7th cent.

Shiva Nataraja

elephanta_island

H. 10′ (3.04 m)

c. 600

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