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Bryan Irrera
Bryan Irrera • 1 year ago

Shiva as Lord of Dance (Nataraja), ca. 11th century. Indian (Tamil Nadu). Chola period (880–1279). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of R. H. Ellsworth Ltd., in honor of Susan Dillon, 1987 (1987.80.1) #dance #Shiva | As a symbol, Shiva Nataraja is a brilliant invention. It combines in a single image Shiva's roles as creator, preserver, and destroyer of the universe and conveys the Indian conception of the never-ending cycle of time.

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