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Pictures of deities: Siva

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dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Kenneth W.
dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
dc.coverage.spatialIndia
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-18T23:33:09Z
dc.date.available2019-12-18T23:33:09Z
dc.identifierANUA 682-3835
dc.identifier.otherAR HIN-149a
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/196221
dc.descriptionThis picture, designed for use as a decoration in a home, or as an object of reverence and worship, shows Siva in one of his many aspects. Here he is seated like an ascetic in the lotus posture of meditation, sitting on a tiger skin, his body smeared with ashes, snake[s] coiled around his neck and arms. The Siva trident, a symbol of the god, is stuck in the ground beside him. From his head pours the river Ganges, a reminder of the myth that the sacred river first fell from the Himalayas onto the head of Siva.
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediumslide
dc.format.mediumsepia
dc.format.mediumcolour
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.subjectHinduism, Popular Gods of, etc: Siva, Parvati, etc
dc.subjectposters
dc.subjectslide set
dc.titlePictures of deities: Siva
dc.typeImage
local.description.notesSource: Kenneth W. Morgan, Visual Education Service, The Divinity School, Yale University
dc.date.updated2019-12-18T23:33:09Z
dc.provenanceDigitised by the Australian National University in 2019
dc.rights.licenseThis image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.
CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham

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