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Cosmic Shiva
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Cosmic Shiva


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description The god Shiva is shown in a dancing pose with five heads and eighteen arms that bear weapons and ritual instruments. His hair is piled up like a hermit’s on his upper heads, in front of which a crescent moon appears. The wavy white line at the right is the Ganges River, which descends from Shiva’s hair when he is residing in his mountain hideaway.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/03/2018Treatmentexamined for exhibition; media consolidation
Provenance John and Berthe Ford, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 2002, by gift.
Credit Gift of John and Berthe Ford, 2002

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Period
1825-1850
Medium
opaque watercolor on paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.901
Measurements
H: 8 1/4 x W: 5 3/4 in. (21 x 14.6 cm); Framed H: 20 1/8 × W: 15 3/16 × D: 1 1/4 in. (51.12 × 38.58 × 3.18 cm)
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Not On View

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