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ID: 700001950Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Shiva (sculpture (visual work); unknown Chola; 1000/1200; Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands); AK-MAK-1291; RM001.collect.910)
Note: The god is making the abhaya mudra, or ‘fear not’ gesture, with his front right hand and the varada mudra, the ‘wish granting’ gesture, with his left. In his raised, rear hands he holds two of his attributes, an axe and a deer. These attributes are found only in images of Shiva from South India.
Titles:
Shiva (preferred,C,U,RP,Dutch-P,U,U,English-P,U,U)
Shiva met de maan in het haar (C,U,Dutch,U,U)
Shiva with the Moon in his Hair (C,U,English,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
sculpture (visual work) [300047090] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)

Classifications:
sculpture (preferred)

Creation Date: 1000/1200

Creator Display:
unknown Chola [preferred,VP]
anoniem [,RKD, AAT-Ned]
sculptor unknown Chola (Chola cultural designation) [500203109]
Locations:
Current: Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands) [500246547] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: AK-MAK-1291; RM001.collect.910
Credit Line: Bruikleen van de Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst
Creation: Tamil Nādu [7001797] India (nation), Asia (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: bronze founding
bronze (metal) [300010957]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, metal, <metal by composition or origin>, nonferrous metal, <copper and copper alloy>, copper alloy)
founding (metal or glass working) [300054038]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, forming)

Dimensions: 40 cm (height) x 24cm (width) x 10.5 (depth)
Events:
exhibition: Metamorfoze/Geheugenproject Willem Witsen
exhibition: L'eredità di Giotto
exhibition: Werkloosheid in Nederland nu

Cultures:
Indian (preferred)
Chola

General Subject:
human figure(s) (preferred )
religion and mythology

Specific Subjects:
Shiva [1000021]
.....((Hindu iconography, Religion/Mythology)) (ICON)
mudrā [300386143]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts, <concepts in the arts>, artistic concepts, formal concepts, <visual and representational concepts>, pose) (AAT)

Copyright: Public Domain
Provenance: bruikleen 1976
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... De voorste handen van de god maken de gebaren van geruststelling (abhaya-mudra, zijn rechterhand) en van gunstverlening (varada-mudra, zijn linkerhand). In de bovenste handen houdt hij twee van zijn attributen: een bijl en een hert. Deze attributen komen alleen voor op Zuid-Indiase beelden van Shiva.
Sources and Contributors:
Shiva........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum XML files (2012)
........ Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-) www.rijksmuseum.nl/collectie/AK-MAK-1291
Shiva met de maan in het haar........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-)
Shiva with the Moon in his Hair........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-)
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-)
Dutch ..... [VP]
..... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-)
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