Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Miscellaneous - (unidentified)

པར་ཤིང་སྣང་བརྙན། སྣ་ཚོགས། 版画 (多种)
(item no. 65176)
Origin Location Nepal
Lineages Hindu
Size 18.42cm (7.25in) high
Material Silver
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc. #C2002.39.1
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Object/Concept

Interpretation / Description

Shiva Lingam, Pashupati: there are four faces surrounding the Linga and a central formless face above that represent five aspects of Shiva and five geographic holy places. Tatpurusha is on the east side and represents Jaganath, Aghora on the south side representing Rameshwar, Vamadeva on the north side representing Badri Narain, Sadyojata on the west side representing Dvarika and Ishana in the center facing up representing Pashupati Temple complex in Kathmandu Valley. There are descriptions for the four different faces and the attributes held in the hands but generally they are difficult to differentiate.

Jeff Watt 12-2007

Secondary Images
Related Items
Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: From the Land of the Gods: Art of the Kathmandu Valley

Thematic Sets
Collection of RMA: Selected Sculpture
Nepal: Sculpture (Repousse)
Subject: Figurative Forms as Ritual Objects
Collection of RMA: Ritual & Decorative Masterworks
Hindu Religion Page (Nepal & Himalayan Regions)
Sculpture: Miscellaneous
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Sculpture (Gallery 1)
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Nepal
Hindu: Shiva Lingam & Covers