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A tribal transform of Shiva

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Academy of Fine Arts and Literature

Academy of Fine Arts and Literature

The image is an exceptionally simplified form of Shiva. His multi-arms have been substituted by two arms but with such length as could be managed only when contained in folds. In one of his hands he is holding a trident and in the other, a small drum – damaru. His ears, nipples, eyes and legs all correspond to forms that tribal womenfolk render with clay on their mud-walls. The deity’s face reveals an unearthly sentiment.

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  • Title: A tribal transform of Shiva
  • Creator: unknown
  • Location: Bastar
  • Physical Dimensions: Brass, height: 30 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Sculpture and Decorative Art Objects
  • Type: Sculpture

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