Shiva – Sakti

Shiva – Sakti

In Nepali Tantric Buddhism, Shiva the Destroyer and Shakti, his creative counterpart, are portrayed in a close embrace. The union of male and female energies symbolizes the process of regeneration.

Details

  • Title : Shiva - Sakti
  • Year : 14th century or earlier
  • Classification : Sculpture
  • Medium : Bronze
  • Dimension : 3 3/4 × 3 1/2 × 3 1/4 in. (9.5 × 8.9 × 8.3 cm)
  • Accession No : 79.189.3
  • Country/ Geo-location : Nepal
  • Museum : Brooklyn Museum
  • Credit Line : Anonymous gift
  • Status : This item is not on view
  • COLLECTIONS : Asian Art
  • CAPTION : Shiva - Sakti, 14th century or earlier. Bronze, 3 3/4 × 3 1/2 × 3 1/4 in. (9.5 × 8.9 × 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 79.189.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 79.189.3_front_bw.jpg)