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Cosmic Shiva
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Cosmic Shiva

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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.
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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opaque watercolor on paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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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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