Half Male Half Female Hindu statue


Half male and half female for of Lord Shiva


Made from brass, some with decorative turquoise, lapis and coral tiles.

Ardharnarshivara Brass Statue with inlay

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According to ancient Indian belief, the Supreme Being is one complete sex, possessing within itself both the male and female principles.

Such a deity is said to be Ardhanarishvara, a Sanskrit term meaning "Lord Whose Half is female," embodying the qualities of both genders.

Shiva is often represented as Ardhanarishvara, where his form is fused halfway into the body of his spouse Parvati. This is exemplified in the present sculpture where the bisexual image is divided vertically, the right-hand half, which is male, being that of Shiva proper, and the left side having female anatomy, that of Parvati

This beautiful brass statue was made in India using the "lost wax method" as handed down through the generations of craftsmen and women till this day.

With it's vibrant decorative turquoise and coral colour it is exceptionaly eye catching and would be a unique and valuable feature and asset to any home or collector.

Measures:  45 x 20 x 17 centimetres

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