Four-armed Shiva is seated on padmasana. His upper hands are in the attitude of holding his attributes which are not shown here. The lower right hand is in Varada mudra while the lower left hand is in the attitude of holding his consort Parvati who is not depicted here in this image. In many images, Parvati is shown seated on Shiva’s left lap.
Here Shiva is wearing a dhoti and adorned with a simple necklace, armlets, and earrings. A snake can be seen around his neck. His matted locks are tied in a top bun and a crescent adorns his forehead.
Sir Ratan Tata Art Collection.
Lost wax process
Late 19th century CE
Ht. 19 cms