Ekamukha Shiva-linga

Ekamukha Shiva-linga

A beautiful Ekamukha Shiva-linga was located at Rajrajesvari-ghat on the bank of the Bagmati, not very far from Pashupati Temple (PI. 28). Four stone pillars with a flat roof were erected to protect the image. A human face was carved on the shaft in which a third eye of Shiva was incised vertically on the forehead. The god wore a crown with a kirttimukha in the center, earrings and a beaded necklace (Pl. 29). In his right hand he held a rosary, and in his left, a waterpot. The relief was treated smoothly and the face had a benign expression. On stylistic grounds, the image could be assigned to the 12th century A.D. This image was stolen in January, 1985.

PUBLISHED
Mary Shepherd Slusser, Nepal Mandala, Princeton
University Press (New Jersey, 1982), P1. 2-45

Details

  • Title : Ekamukha Shiva-linga
  • Year : 12th century A.D.
  • Medium : Grey limestone
  • Dimension : Ht. about 14 inches
  • Accession No : Stolen in January, 1985
  • Country/ Geo-location : Rajrajesvari-ghat, Pashupati
  • Museum : Stolen Images of Nepal – Lain S.Bangdel