Shiva passed this way with the young woman whose mound of Venus is like a cobra's spreading hood Shiva passed this way together with the woman whose soft breasts fill her taut bodice Shiva passed this way together with the woman whose smile is white as pearl Shiva passed this way together with the woman, perfectly adorned, whose mound of Venus is veiled in cloth... Shiva passed this way together with the woman whose brow is the crescent moon Shiva passed this way together with his woman her waist thin as a vine
Uma, or Parvati as she is known in North India, is shown here seated adorned with a tall crown. The whole composition is characterized by a pronounced sensuality and fluent outline of the body. Her torso is bare while legs are draped with a clinging garment. The rotund breasts are ideal rather than natural. The high waistline is an influence of 11th century Chola Bronzes. In contrast to the slim waist the middle is expansive. The overall modelling is sensual.