Meditative Lord Shiva

598.00

Handcrafted and unique sculpture of Lord Shiva, the omniscient, omnipotent Hindu god. This hand-modelled stoneware (high-firing clay) sculpture comes to life through a long process that includes three firings, the application of glazes and liquid gold, and embellishment with high-quality crystal stones.

Catalogue Number: S 001/2021

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Additional information

Weight 1.6 kg
Dimensions 20 × 12 × 11 cm
Materials used

Stoneware (high-firing clay); glaze and liquid gold

Lord Shiva (Sanskrit: शिव, 'The Auspicious One'), also known as Mahadeva ('The Great God'), is one of the principal deities of Hinduism. He is the Supreme Being, God the Father.
Shiva is known as 'The Destroyer' within the Trimurti, the Hindu trinity that includes Brahma and Vishnu. Shiva is the Supreme Lord who is the all-pervading Source of the universe. The Goddess, or Devi, is also described as one of the supreme, and is stated to be the energy and creative power (Shakti) of each, with Parvati (Sati) the equal complementary partner of Shiva.
Shiva is the primal Atman (soul, self) of the universe. There are many both benevolent and fearsome depictions of Shiva. In benevolent aspects, he is depicted as an omniscient Yogi who lives an ascetic life on Mount Kailash, as well as a householder with wife Parvati and his two children, Ganesha and Kartikeya. In his fierce aspects, he is often depicted slaying demons or destroying the universe at the end of time. Shiva is also known as Adiyogi Shiva, regarded as the patron god of yoga, meditation and arts.
The iconographical attributes of Shiva are the serpent around his neck, the adorning crescent moon, the holy river Ganga flowing from his matted hair, the third eye on his forehead, the trishula or trident, as his weapon, and the damaru drum.

Catalogue Number: S 001/2021

(Product weights and sizes are approximate. Sizes are in the order of height, width, depth.)