Shiva, Parvati, and Ganesha, anonymous, 850 - 930

Shiva, Parvati, and Ganesha, anonymous, 850 - 930

silver, h 11.5cm × w 5.0cm × w 154gr More details

Shiva was the most important Hindu deity of ancient Java. Great temples were dedicated to him and images of him were made in stone, bronze, and precious metal. This pair of silver statuettes shows him together with his wife Parvati, the daughter of the mountain. Their son, the elephant-headed Ganesha, was also worshipped in his own right.

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