Keywords: Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection

6 objects
S2018.1.1

Sadashiva worshipped by Parvati

https://www.freersackler.si.edu/object/S2018.1.1

Wearing a snow-leopard skin draped over his shoulders, Sadashiva sits with the goddess on a mauve-petalled lotus floating against an orange-colored ground. Dominating the composition, his large, ash-white body captures the focus of the viewer’s attention as well as that of the goddess, whose gaze is fervid and alert. The five-headed deity has eight arms …