Shiva and consort and multiplicity

At the Rubin Museum I loved this painting, on cotton, of Shiva Vishvarupa, Universal Form, with Consort:

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It is too big and magnificent for me to get a picture of the whole thing. It is from 19th-century Nepal. Both Shiva and his consort have “a multitude of heads and arms, indicating their infinite vision and reach.”

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