Work Record Linked to Geography Authority [Figure 26]

Work Record

Class [controlled] sculpture • Asian art
*Work Type [link] statue
*Title Standing Parvati | Title Type: preferred
*Creator display unknown Indian (Tamil Nadu)
*Creation Date ca. first quarter of the 10th century
[controlled]: Earliest: 0890; Latest: 0935
*Subject [links to authorities] religion and mythology • human figure • female • Parvati (Hindu deity) • sensuality • tribhanga • dance
Style [link] Chola period
Culture [link] Indian
*Current Location [link] Metropolitan Museum (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 [link]: copper alloy | Technique [link]: lost-wax process
Description Note 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.
http://www.metmuseum.org (accessed February 1, 2005).
 

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Geographic Place Authority Record

*Names Tamil Nadu (preferred)
Madras (historical)
*Hierarchical position [link] Asia (continent)
........ India (nation)
............ Tamil Nadu (state)
*Place Type [controlled] state
Coordinates [controlled] Lat: 11 00 00 N degrees minutes
Long: 078 00 00 E degrees minutes
(Lat: 11.0000 decimal degrees)
(Long: 78.0000 decimal degrees)
Note Cultural center of Dravidians during ancient times; was the base of Chola Empire 10th-13th century, and of Vijayanagara Kingdom 1335- 1565. European colonization took place in the 1500s; area was under the control of Great Britain by the early 19th century; became an autonomous province in 1937; reorganized in 1956.
*Source [link] Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (1988-).
 

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CREDIT: Standing Parvati, Chola period (880-
1279), ca. first quarter of the 10th century; India
(Tamil Nadu); Copper alloy; height: 27 3/8 in.
(69.5 cm); view #1; The Metropolitan Museum of
Art. Bequest of Cora Timken Burnett, 1956
(57.51.3). Photograph © 1994 The Metropolitan
Museum of Art.