Bhairav Raga (Shiva and Parvati Encamped) - ROM2009_10848_27


Bhairav Raga (Shiva and Parvati Encamped)

Maker: Unknown artist
Medium:watercolor, paper
Geography: Mankot, Himachal Pradesh, India, South Asia
Date: 1725-1750
Object number: 2009.10.27
Credit Line: Charles Green Collection. This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust Fund. Certified by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. Attestė par la Commission canadienne d’examen des exportations de biens culturels en vertu de la Loi sur l’exportation et l’importation de biens culturels.
On view
Gallery Location:Sir Christopher Ondaatje South Asian Gallery
DescriptionHindu God Shiva lovingly wraps around around sleeping wife/consort Parvati. Set in grove of trees with animal vehicle (vahana) Nandi, holding trident with double-sided drum. In other paintings of Bhairav Raga, we sometimes see Shiva as King in architectural setting of a palace, surrounded by four female musicians. In these works, as Ebeling has noted, the painter tries to reconcile the fearsome image of the ascetic god with the sensual, human concept of his role as husband and patriarch.
South Asia
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