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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






We are excited to reopen the Freer on October 7, 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors.
The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC.