Ardhanarishvara Idol 10"
Bronze Sculpture of Ardhanarishvara - the androgynous combination of Shiva and Parvati
Ardhanarishvara is the androgynous combination of Shiva and his consort Parvati, split down the middle as half man half woman. Ardhanarishwar is said to characterize the fusion of the masculine and feminine energies of the world.
This Chola style Ardhanarishvara is a hand made bronze sculpture cast by the artists of South India using the lost wax process, a skill passed on for generations since the Chola period.