This depiction of Kali and Shiva references the human experience of death. Kali, who represents dissolution mates with Shiva, who represents creation. She drives him mad and he forgets who he is. For a time, Shiva is lost. Such is death.
Angel of the Resurrection ~ marble statue before the tomb of the Oneto family, sculpted by Giulio Monteverde, Sometimes called the Monteverde angel. Cimitero monumentale di Staglieno, Genoa, Italy My favorite Angel.