Trident with Shiva as Ardhanari (Half-Woman) ca. Chola dynasty, South India, The Cleveland Museum of Art In this hybrid form of the deity, Shiva assumes his own form and that of his consort, Uma. The right half of the figure’s anatomy depicts.
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Tanjore paintings also known as Tanjavur paintings have decorated the walls of temples, palaces and homes since the chola dynasty(17th century). Deeply rooted in tradition, Tanjore paintings depict divine Gods and Goddesses of the Hindu pantheon in rich vibrant colors. Notable for the adornment of semi-precious stones and 22 karat gold foils, the creation of a Tanjore Paintings involves a lot of dedication and several stages of meticulous artwork.