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Podcast Episode 87: Statue of Shiva Nataraja



Welcome back to Accessible Art History: The Podcast. This week's Metropolitan Masterpiece is a beautiful statue of the Hindu God Shiva in his role as Nataraja, or Lord of the Dance.


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Shiva as Lord of the Dance (Nataraja)

c. 11th century CE

Public Domain via the Metropolitan Museum of Art

















Lingam with an image of Shiva

Chola Dynasty (9th - 13th dynasty CE)

CC 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

















Map of Chola Dynasty

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Brihadisvara Temple Complex

c. 11th century BCE

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