Due to a power outage we are closed today, July 23. Today's screening of "The Mermaid" will take place at National Museum of American History as planned.


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front: Shiva Nataraja back: Shiva Nataraja detail, front: Shiva Nataraja 3/4 proper left: Shiva Nataraja

Shiva Nataraja

Type
Figure
Historical period(s)
Chola dynasty, ca. 990
Medium
Bronze
Dimension(s)
H x W x D (overall): 70.8 x 53.3 x 24.6 cm (27 7/8 x 21 x 9 11/16 in)
Geography
India, Tamil
Credit Line
Purchase -- Charles Lang Freer Endowment and funds provided by Margaret and George Haldeman
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F2003.2
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
On View Location
Sackler: Sculpture of South Asia and the Himalayas
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Keyword(s)
casting, Chola dynasty (850 - 1278), dance, India, lotus, Shiva
Collection(s) Area
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






The Freer is closed for renovation and reopening in 2017. The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC.