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Uma Maheshvara
Title Uma Maheshvara
Title2 Uma Maheshvara
Museum Name Allahabad Museum, Allahabad
Gallery Name Medieval Sculpture
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Stone
Component Material II Stone
Component Material III Stone
Manufacturing Technique Chisiling and Carving
Main Artist Not Known
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data Not Known
Author NA
Country India
Provenance Khajuraho, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh.
Origin Place Khajuraho, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh.
Find Place Khajuraho, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh.
Scribe NA
Style Late Medieval
School NA
Patron/Dynasty Late Medieval
Period / Year of Work C.11th Century CE
Inscription No
Tribe NA
Costume NA
Culture NA
Dimensions 124.5 x 71 cm
Detailed Description The God embraces his consort, holding her lightly under the breast while she has her right arm thrown around his shoulders. The couple is seated on a lotus having the shape of a fiat, grooved disc; the flower is borne on a stalk with winding shoots and leaves supporting geese. The pendant legs of the couple rest on subsidiary lotus pedestals next to which are the bull and Lion vahanas, a badly mutilated image of Bhrngi, and a seated devotee. To the side are attendant figures below who are damaged figures of Ganesa and Karttikeya. At the bottom, in a register, are seven ganas, the central one supporting the slab, the others in a playful mood. Behind the couple are pilasters topped by alingana- murtis of Brahma and Vishnu with their consorts, on the left and right sides respectively. The side offsets contain the usual decorative motifs of vyalas on elephant heads and makaras with warriors. On top is a mutilated miniature image of a four-armed male Divinity flanked by flying Vidyadhara couples.
Brief Description The couple 'Uma Mahesvara' is seated on a lotus having the shape of a fiat.