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"Lord Surya. " ( The Hindu Sun God). Pratihara Dynasty 10th Century CE. Bhopal Museum. M. P. ( India )

"Lord Surya. " ( The Hindu Sun God). Pratihara Dynasty 10th Century CE. Bhopal Museum. M. P. ( India )

Asian Tribal Art - Shiva Vrishvana. 3 1/2" (9 cm) high. 17-18th century. Shiva is one of the most complex gods of India, embodying seemingly contradictory qualities. He is the destroyer and the restorer, the great ascetic and the symbol of sensuality, the benevolent herdsman of souls and the wrathful avenger. Here, a four-armed Shiva gestures gracefully with his two remaining hands, possibly playing a musical instrument. #3525 $950

Asian Tribal Art - Shiva Vrishvana. 3 1/2" (9 cm) high. 17-18th century. Shiva is one of the most complex gods of India, embodying seemingly contradictory qualities. He is the destroyer and the restorer, the great ascetic and the symbol of sensuality, the benevolent herdsman of souls and the wrathful avenger. Here, a four-armed Shiva gestures gracefully with his two remaining hands, possibly playing a musical instrument. #3525 $950

Durga (Sanskrit: दुर्गा); meaning "the inaccessible" or "the invincible" is a fierce form of the Hindu Goddess or Devi. She is depicted with multiple (variously, up to eighteen) arms, carrying various weapons and riding a ferocious lion or tiger. She is often pictured as battling or slaying demons, particularly Mahishasura, the buffalo demon. 900–1000  India; Mathura region, Uttar Pradesh state;  sandstone;  Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Avery Brundage Collection

Durga (Sanskrit: दुर्गा); meaning "the inaccessible" or "the invincible" is a fierce form of the Hindu Goddess or Devi. She is depicted with multiple (variously, up to eighteen) arms, carrying various weapons and riding a ferocious lion or tiger. She is often pictured as battling or slaying demons, particularly Mahishasura, the buffalo demon. 900–1000 India; Mathura region, Uttar Pradesh state; sandstone; Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Avery Brundage Collection

Asian Tribal Art - Kali. 3 3/8" (8.5 cm) high. 18th century. Kali is the symbolic destroyer of evil and the Goddess of Time and Change.  She is worshiped to remove negative tendencies, which hinder spiritual progress and material prosperity. Here she stands with four arms holding a trident, a battle-axe, a lotus and a bowl or skullcap. She has small tusks carved on her mouth and her hair rises in flames.  #3512  $650

Asian Tribal Art - Kali. 3 3/8" (8.5 cm) high. 18th century. Kali is the symbolic destroyer of evil and the Goddess of Time and Change. She is worshiped to remove negative tendencies, which hinder spiritual progress and material prosperity. Here she stands with four arms holding a trident, a battle-axe, a lotus and a bowl or skullcap. She has small tusks carved on her mouth and her hair rises in flames. #3512 $650

Asian Tribal Art - Radha, lover of Krishna. 2 3/4 " (7 cm) high. 17th century.  Radha was a one of the gopis (milkmaids or cowherds) who Krishna played and danced with as a child. They developed a divine love and she became his favorite. Some believe her to be an incarnation of Lakshmi and she embodies supreme focus and mental clarity, beauty, intelligence, and good fortune. #3515  $500

Asian Tribal Art - Radha, lover of Krishna. 2 3/4 " (7 cm) high. 17th century. Radha was a one of the gopis (milkmaids or cowherds) who Krishna played and danced with as a child. They developed a divine love and she became his favorite. Some believe her to be an incarnation of Lakshmi and she embodies supreme focus and mental clarity, beauty, intelligence, and good fortune. #3515 $500

"Lord Shiva Kills Andhak. " Virupaksha Temple. Pattadakal. Chalukya Dynasty. 8th Century CE. Karnataka, India.

"Lord Shiva Kills Andhak. " Virupaksha Temple. Pattadakal. Chalukya Dynasty. 8th Century CE. Karnataka, India.

Surya  10th - 11th century CE Pink sandstone 63.5 x 48.9 cm (25 x 19 1/4 in.) Yale #2012.129.4 Culture:  Indian

Surya 10th - 11th century CE Pink sandstone 63.5 x 48.9 cm (25 x 19 1/4 in.) Yale #2012.129.4 Culture: Indian

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