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The bronzes of the early Chola period are among the masterpieces of the art of India.

File:Shiva Nataraja (Lord of the Dance), Chola dynasty, c. 990 AD, Tamil Nadu, India, bronze - Freer Gallery of Art - DSC05147.JPG

File:Shiva Nataraja (Lord of the Dance), Chola dynasty, c. 990 AD, Tamil Nadu, India, bronze - Freer Gallery of Art - DSC05147.JPG

Bronze Chola Statue depicting Shiva dancing as Nataraja. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Bronze Chola Statue depicting Shiva dancing as Nataraja. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Asia Society discussion of Shiva Nataraja. Shiva as Lord of Dance (Nataraja). Hindu; India (Tamil Nadu), Chola Dynasty. c. 11th century C.E. Cast bronze.

Asia Society discussion of Shiva Nataraja. Shiva as Lord of Dance (Nataraja)…

Early Chola Bronze Figure of Shiva

This South Indian bronze represents Lord Shiva, the embodiment of Universal Self or Love. He is shown with one foot subduing a dwarf demon, representing the ego and ignorance (the small self).

Ganesha - Chola Bronze Royal Academy 2006-7

South India, Medieval period, Chola century), bronze, Overall: x x cm x 10 x 7 in);

The_Bodyx_Artwork_13_-_Siva_Nataraja.jpg (340×480)

The_Bodyx_Artwork_13_-_Siva_Nataraja.jpg (340×480)

Period: Chola period (880–1279) Date: early 11th century Culture: India (Tamil Nadu) Medium: Copper alloy Dimensions: H. 29 7/8 in. (53 cm); W. 21 7/8 in. (55.6 cm); D. 10 1/4 in. (26.2 cm) Classification: Sculpture

Shiva, Uma, and Their Son Skanda (Somaskandamurti) - Copper Alloy Sculpture, Chola Period, Early Century

This is a reproduction of Chola Bronze Statue of Tajore district of Tamil Nadu in India.    Nataraja  is the name of this particular statue.

This is a reproduction of Chola Bronze Statue of Tajore district of Tamil Nadu in India. Nataraja is the name of this particular statue.

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