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Shiva, the Hindu deity, seated in the lotus position on a deerskin. Gouache painting, ca. 1880 (?).

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[1880? (?)]

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Credit: Shiva, the Hindu deity, seated in the lotus position on a deerskin. Gouache painting, ca. 1880 (?). Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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Shiva's hair is fastened in a top knot and his forehead is decorated with a crescent moon, a red dot and three horizontal yellow lines; he wears a saffron skirt and three strands of beads around his neck; he holds a string of beads in his right hand; a silver stream flows from his hair and under the deerskin to form the river Ganges

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[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1880? (?)]

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1 painting : gouache, with gold ; image and border 20.5 x 15.2 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 566450i

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