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Ardhanarishvara (Brass) Ardhanarishvara form of Lord Shiva. Shiva is sometimes represented as half man, half woman. His figure is split half way down the body, one half showing his body and the second half that of Parvati's. Indian bronze statue.

The article talks about the iconography and symbolism of Ardhanarishvara - the androgynous merged form of Shiva and Parvati. It describes the depiction of Ardhanarishvara in Hindu art.

Indian art

Ancient sandstone statue of an Apsara (heavenly maiden) from Karnataka, India. Female spirit of the clouds and waters in Hindu and Buddhist mythology. Powers Powers Beck via Lisa DHem