Shiva - Sakti
On View: Asian Galleries, Arts of the Himalayas, 2nd floor
In Nepali Tantric Buddhism, Shiva the Destroyer and Shakti, his creative counterpart, are portrayed in a close embrace. The union of male and female energies symbolizes the process of regeneration.
14th century or earlier
3 3/4 × 3 1/2 × 3 1/4 in. (9.5 × 8.9 × 8.3 cm)
mount (with object): 4 × 3 1/2 × 2 1/2 in. (10.2 × 8.9 × 6.4 cm) (show scale)
Prior to 1979, provenance not yet documented; by 1979, acquired by a private collection; 1979, gift from a private collection to the Brooklyn Museum.
Shiva - Sakti, 14th century or earlier. Bronze, 3 3/4 × 3 1/2 × 3 1/4 in. (9.5 × 8.9 × 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 79.189.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 79.189.3_front_bw.jpg)
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