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Standing Ardhanarīśvara carved in a beige-coloured sandstone.
The god, slightly damaged about the face, is set in a niche supported by two vidyādharas. The upper hands hold a trident (triśūla) and mirror (darpaṇa); one of the lower hands holds a pot (kamaṇḍalu); the other displays the gesture of granting boons (varadamudrā). At the bottom is Śiva's bull Nandi and the tree planted and tended by Pārvatī during her penance.
- Found/Acquired: India, Unrecorded provenance, probably from Rājasthān (west?)
- (Asia,South Asia,India)
- Height: 47.5 centimetres
- Width: 24.5 centimetres
Purchased by John Bridge at the Stuart sale at Christie's in June, 1830. The collection was given to the British Museum in 1872 by Mrs John Bridge and his nieces, Miss Fanny Bridge and Mrs Edgar Baker, on the death that year of George Bridge, brother of John Bridge.
- Bridge 40
Standing Ardhanarisvara in a beige-coloured sandstone. The god, slightly damaged about the face, is set in a niche supported by two vidyadharas. Her upper hands hold up a trident (trisula) and mirror (darpa?a); one of the lower hands holds a pot (kama??alu) and the other displays the gesture of granting boons (varadamudra). At the bottom is Siva bull Nandi and the tree planted and tended by Parvati during her penance.
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Object reference number: RRI871
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