Siva as Lord of Music (Siva Vinadhara)

Indian
Chola period
900 – 970 A.D.


Object Place: Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu, Southern India

Dimensions

Overall: 122 x 80 x 35.6 cm (48 1/16 x 31 1/2 x 14 in.) Mount (Reinforced wooden pedestal (dry mounted)): 99.1 x 83.8 x 53.3 cm (39 x 33 x 21 in.)

Accession Number

33.18

Medium or Technique

Green schist

On View

South and Southeast Asian Art Gallery (Gallery 176)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

From a now-destroyed goddess temple at Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India [see note 1]; by 1932, C. T. Loo and Co., New York; 1933, sold by C. T. Loo to the MFA for $8000. (Accession Date: January 5, 1933)

NOTES:
[1] See Padma Kaimal, Scattered goddesses: Travels with the Yoginis (2012).

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund