Current Location:
Building A (DEV) -> 1st Floor (DEV; A)
Location Notes:
DEV; 1st floor; Building A; Steelcase Library; Right of 136A

The Art of India ➔ Shiva and Durga, One Body, Two Souls

Artwork
Identifier:
2006.035.1
Artist:
Artist Unknown
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Vegetable Dye on Paper
Date:
2005
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 21.75 in Width: 7.5 in
Description:
Gray figure on left in orange cover and yellow figure facing in colorful clothing.
Historical Context:
Shiva is a major Hindu deity, and the Destroyer or transformer of the Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity. Shiva is either seen as the Supreme Being in the Shaiva tradition or regarded as one of the five primary forms of God in the Smarta tradition. The deity Durga is an embodiment of the creative feminine force. She is the mother of Ganesha and Kartikeya and is viewed as the demon-fighting form of Shiva's wife.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
vegetable dye