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Creator Nationality: India, South, Karnataka
Creator Name-CRT: India
Title: Door Lintel
Creation Start Date: 1766
Creation End Date: 1800
Creation Date: late 18th century
Object Type: Architecture
Classification Term: Architecture
Materials and Techniques: Hardwood
Dimensions: H.11-3/4 x W.44 x D.3 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 91.14
Credit Line: Gift of Alfred and Ingrid Lenz Harrison
Context: This ornately carved wooden panel, depicting the marriage of Shiva in its central register, functioned as a door lintel in an upper-class South Indian household. The sculpture is densely packed with figural images representing various manifestations of the god Shiva drawn from Hindu mythology. To the right is Kama, god of love, with his bow, whose task was to aid Parvati in the seduction of Shiva. To the left of Kama is the divine couple riding Shiva's vehicle, the bull, Nandin, followed by Shiva's son, Skanda , astride his peacock holding a lance. The marriage ceremony in the center depicts Shiva and Parvati, the god Brahma, various musicians and worshipful figures.
AMICA ID: MIA_.91.14
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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