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Lord Murugan
wood with silver repousse
26" Ht
17th - 18th century CE
India

Lord Murugan, the Lord of Nature in Tamil term, a Hindu Deity, worshipped much in South India and Sri Lanka by the Tamils, regarded as a manifestation of valor, beauty, youthfulness, vitality, masculinity and happiness. Torso is carved in wood, covered with repousse silver, his head mask hands and feet is gilt repousse silver covering the vel or spear head behind which its shaft goes through his wooden body.

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