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Siva as Lord of Music (Siva Vinadhara)

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Provenance

From a now-destroyed goddess temple at Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India [see note 1]; by 1932, C. T. Loo and Co., New York; 1933, sold by C. T. Loo to the MFA for $8000. (Accession Date: January 5, 1933) NOTES: [1] See Padma Kaimal, Scattered goddesses: Travels with the Yoginis (2012).

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Indian, Chola period, 900 – 970 A.D.

Object Place

Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu, Southern India

Dimensions

Overall: 122 x 80 x 35.6 cm (48 1/16 x 31 1/2 x 14 in.) Mount (Reinforced wooden pedestal (dry mounted)): 99.1 x 83.8 x 53.3 cm (39 x 33 x 21 in.)

Accession Number

33.18

Medium or Technique

Green schist

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture