Somaskanda, Anonymous, c. 1100

Somaskanda, Anonymous, c. 1100

bronze (metal), h 47.1cm × w 64.5cm × d 18.5cm. More details

The term Somaskanda refers to Shiva and means ‘with Uma and Skanda’. In this particular representation, Shiva and Uma sit on a rectangular pedestal, with the child Skanda standing between them. This representation developed in Southeast India and was particularly popular during the 10th–13th centuries. On feast days these images were carried in procession around the city.

On display in room 1-16 Asian sculpture

Collections with this work


Arend van Herwaarden added this work to Aziatische beelden

November 19 2015 - 32 works 120 0

Carol Taylor added this work to Shiva

May 13 2015 - 12 works 11 0

Carin van Geijtenbeek added this work to Nachten Wachten

May 13 2015 - 53 works 14 0

Make your own creations with this work