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      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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      My Khan Academy essay on an extraordinary 11th century Chola bronze of Shiva Nataraja (Shiva as the Lord of the Dance)

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    Shiva as Lord of Dance (Shiva Nataraja) Period: Chola period (880–1279) Date: late 12th–early 13th century Culture: India (Tamil Nadu) Medium: Copper alloy Dimensions: H. 25 3/4 in. (65.4); W. 22 in. (55.9 cm); D. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm) Classification: Metalwork Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1964 Accession Number: 64.251