Wednesday, January 5, 2011


At the MIA I wanted to find statues that showed different posses.

I picked a statue of Shiva Nataraja (top left), because the Hindu deity is shown doing different mudras and is dancing on a baby. The movement is very graceful. The symbolism of Shiva dancing on the baby is known as riding ones self from ignorance.

I chose a statue of an Egyptian (top right). It is shown in a strong stance taking a step forward. This style of portraying Egyptians is from the time of the Old Kingdom.

The last statue I chose is of a Buddha. He is sitting in a lotus pose. The Buddha is showing different mudras with his hands. The statue portrays peacefulness.

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