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Image of Sambandar, Child Saint Devoted to Shiva

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Sambandar, Child Saint Devoted to Shiva


Creation date: ca. 1100
Creation place: India

Other Information

Type: Bronze Sculpture
Medium and Support: Copper alloy
Credit Line: Bequest of Pliny F. Munger
Accession Number: 1964.232.a
State/Province: Tamilnadu
Dimensions: 16 in. x 9 1/2 in. x 6 1/2 in. (40.64 cm x 24.13 cm x 16.51 cm)
Currently on view

Provenance

Ellis Monroe Chinese Art, New York, New York ( - October 13, 1945)

Earle Wilkin Grant, San Diego, California (October 13, 1945 - 1964)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (1964 - )

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04/14/2017 Diana Chou
Sambandar was a saint who probably lived in the seventh century AD. At the age of three, he was left outside the gates of a temple, and when he cried out for his parents, the god Shiva and his wife Parvati appeared in response. From that moment, Sambandar spent his life as a devotee of Shiva, composing hymns of praise in his honor.
Here Sambandar is shown dancing in devotional ecstasy. The loops in the sides of his pedestal would have held supports for this image when it was dressed and decked with flower garlands on festival days.
Last Updated: 4/14/2017

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Paintings of South India , 11/11/2006 - 4/8/2007

Temple Palace and Mosque Rotations San Diego Museum of Art , 8/16/2010 - 00/00/00

Arts of South and Southeast Asia 2nd to 16th Century , 6/16/2014 - 12/14/2014

Arts of South and Southeast Asia 2nd - 6th century The San Diego Museum of Art , 12/20/2014 - 00/00/00

Arts of South and Southeast Asia The San Diego Museum of Art , 1/20/2017 - 00/00/00

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Grant-Munger Collection: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, May 1970
Page Number: 83, Figure Number: 157

Grant-Munger Collection: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, May 1970
Page Number: 119, no. 157

Dr. Caron Smith. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 68, Figure Number: 68

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