Example 76: Indian sculpture

[Note: This example illustrates CCO creator display option 2 for unknown creators (CCO page 92). In this example, the “Culture” field is used for the primary identification of an unknown creator. It is linked to a Concept Authority record for Indian.]

Work Record
Class [controlled]: • sculpture • Asian art
*Work Type [link]: • statue
*Title: Standing Parvati
*Creator Display: Indian (Tamil Nadu)
*Role [link]: sculptor   [link]: Indian
*Creation Date: ca. first quarter 10th century [controlled]: Earliest: 0890 • Latest: 0935
*Subject [links]: • religion and mythology • human figure • female • Parvati (Hindu deity)  • sensuality • tribhanga • dance
Style [link]: Chola
Culture [link]: Indian (South Asian)
*Current Location [link]: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New York, United States)  • ID: 57.51.3
Creation Location [link]: Tamil Nadu state (India)
*Measurements: 69.5 cm (height) (27 3/8 inches)
[controlled]: • Value: 69.5 Unit: cm Type: height
*Materials and Techniques: copper alloy, lost-wax process
Material [links]: • copper alloy Technique [links]: • lost-wax process
Description: As was typical of this period, this sculpture was created using the lost-wax technique, meaning each sculpture requires a separate wax model and thus is unique. Iconographic conventions for this figure include the conical crown with mountain-like (karandamukuta) tiers, swaying hips in a triple-bend (tribhanga) pose, and the one hand is posed as if holding a flower. Parvati in this pose is often placed beside Shiva in his role as Lord of the Dance (Nataraja).
Description Source [link]: Metropolitan Museum of Art online. www.metmuseum.org  Page: accessed 21 December 2006

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