Linga Temple Compound
late 19th century
Ink, wash, and transparent watercolor on paper
Image (sight): 32 x 24 1/2 in. (81.3 x 62.2 cm)
Gift of Subhash Kapoor, in memory of his parents, Smt Shashi Kanta and Shree Parshotam Ram Kapoor, 2008
Not on view
This drawing shows all the key elements of a temple dedicated to Shiva. Centrally placed is a linga; below is Shiva's principal devotee, Nandi; and protecting the entrance to the compound is a small shrine dedicated to Ganesha. Another shrine is dedicated to Hanuman; Rama and Lakshmana, identified by inscriptions, are represented submitting to the authority of Shiva.