Standing Parvati

Indian (Tamil Nadu)

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 240

Parvati is the consort of Shiva and mother of the elephant-headed god Ganesha. This magnificent statue is one of the finest Chola representations of Parvati found outside India. The genius and obvious skill of the sculptor produced a timeless image of the goddess as well as a female figure of surpassing beauty and grace. Her lyrical, rhythmic carriage and the soft yet firm lines of her body suggest the ideal of the divine and eternal female.

#7960. Standing Parvati, Part 1



  1. 7960. Standing Parvati, Part 1
  2. 7960. Standing Parvati, Part 2
Standing Parvati, Copper alloy, Indian (Tamil Nadu)

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