Description The curves of Shiva's body are echoed by the swaying pose of his partner Uma. The battleaxe in Shiva's upper right hand destroys illusion, represented by the deer seen over Uma's shoulder.
- Desire and Devotion: Art from India, Nepal, and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara; Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham. 2001-2003.
Provenance Joseph Gelpe, London, England [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; John Ford, Baltimore, February 5, 1976, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2005, by gift.
Credit Gift of John and Berthe Ford, 2005
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