Worship of Stone Image of Shiva and Parvati within a Shrine

Worship of Stone Image of Shiva and Parvati within a Shrine

c. 1710

Gum tempera on paper

Page: 38 x 24.8 cm (14 15/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.112

Location

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An image of Ganesha can be seen on the left wall of the sanctum sanctorum.

Description

When this drawing featured in Sotheby’s 2011 auction of the Stuart Cary Welch collection, it was attributed as a South Indian study of a temple interior. The image is a drawing of an actual temple and shows Shiva and Parvati with Nandi. A separate sheet of paper attached to the reverse bears various invocations, probably added later.

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