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Brahma-Shiva, Late 900s-early 1000s, Granite
Unknown artist, Tamil Nadu region, India
This sculpture combines the attributes of two major Hindu gods — Brahma the Creator and Shiva (pronounced SHIH-vah) the Destroyer. His four faces symbolize Brahma’s dominion over the four quarters of the universe. The third eye on his forehead reflects Shiva’s all-seeing nature. His hands are raised in gestures of protection and charity. Brahma-Shiva reminds believers that creation and destruction are intimately linked.

Brahma-Shiva, Late 900s-early 1000s, Granite

Unknown artist, Tamil Nadu region, India

This sculpture combines the attributes of two major Hindu gods — Brahma the Creator and Shiva (pronounced SHIH-vah) the Destroyer. His four faces symbolize Brahma’s dominion over the four quarters of the universe. The third eye on his forehead reflects Shiva’s all-seeing nature. His hands are raised in gestures of protection and charity. Brahma-Shiva reminds believers that creation and destruction are intimately linked.

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