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Shiva
Acc. No. 81.6/1
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

An excellent example of the Western Indian style of sculpture, of the 5th - 6th century AD indicating the continuation of the Gupta idiom.

History of the Object
This image of Shiva was in active worship until very recently in the Baijanath Mahadeva temple at Parel, Mumbai.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Basalt 
Measurements
Width : 41 cm; Height : 96 cm; Length : 18 cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 
Geography
India 
Time period
AD 6th century ~ AD 6th century 
Creation date
AD 550 
Function
Religious: temple sculpture 
Acquisition
Smt. Kesharbai Sadanand Paralkar 
Copyright
© Trustees, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya 
Acknowledgements
Trustees, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya 
Owner
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Collection 
Museum
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (Formerly, Prince of Wales Museum of Western India) 
Credit line
Trustees, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya 

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