Shiva with the Moon in his Hair, anonymous, c. 1000 - c. 1200

Shiva with the Moon in his Hair, anonymous, c. 1000 - c. 1200

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The god is making the abhaya mudra, or ‘fear not’ gesture, with his front right hand and the varada mudra, the ‘wish granting’ gesture, with his left. In his raised, rear hands he holds two of his attributes, an axe and a deer. These attributes are found only in images of Shiva from South India.

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