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Somaskanda
Title Somaskanda
Museum Name Indian Museum, Kolkata
Gallery Name N.A.
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Bronze
Country India
Provenance Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Origin Place Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Period / Year of Work Ca 13th century CE
Dimensions 56.5x75cm.
Brief Description The beautiful Somaskanda group shows together a four-armed Siva, Skanda and Parvati. Siva is seated in sukhasana and holds by his upper left hand a mriga (deer) and by the upper right a parasu. His lower left hand shows the vitarka mudra, while the lower right is in the abhaya mudra. The small figure of Skanda is standing in the middle with lotuses in his two hands. The figure of Parvati is seated in lalitasana on a separate lotus showing varada mudra by her left hand.