Shiva, 2013

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 24 inches


This work depicts the Hindu god Shiva as Tripuravijaya, Victor of the Three Cities. He is relaxing in a contrapposto pose after having completed the feat of destroying the cities of the three demons with a single arrow. This image was taken from a 10th century bronze sculpture from the Chola Empire which ruled southern India c. 850-1250 AD. The sculpture is missing the bow and arrow which is part of the composition, so I didnít include them in my image either.

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