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Both a destroyer and restorer, Shiva is recognized—along with Brahma the Creator and Vishnu the Preserver—as part of the sacred triad of Hindu gods. In this work, Shiva performs a cosmic dance that symbolizes the creation and destruction of the universe. Check the Unframed blog every week to see a highlight of a work from the permanent collection during LACMA’s 50th anniversary. [Shiva as the Lord of Dance. India (Tamil Nadu), c. 950–1000] #LACMA50

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