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Bronze, cire perdue cast
h cm 44,5 / 17.5 in
17th-18th c.

Resting on the snake's coils, Shiva's head is protected by a seven-headed cobra. Richly worked in different, cast and engraved parts, the image of the god is austere with its beard and large moustache, wearing the maharati turban and formal naga-shaped earrings.