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Ardhanarisvara

National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi

The four-armed and three-eyed figure of Ardhanarisvara, stands atop a circular lotus pedestal, upon a rectangular base. The arms bifurcate at the shoulders for the upper right hand to hold a parasu (axe) between the first and second fingers in tripitaka-mudra (now damaged); the upper left hand holds the stalk of a lotus bud. The lower right hand is in the attitude of rest (as if on Nandi), the lower left in katyavalambita pose. The hair is braided to the left and arranged in jata-mukuta fashion to the right, with locks falling on the back. A siras-chakra is behind the head.

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  • Title: Ardhanarisvara
  • Date Created: 15th Century CE
  • Location: South India
  • Physical Dimensions: Ht. 71.0 cm., Wd. 33.0 cm., Dep. 25.5 cm.
  • Medium: Bronze

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