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Bronze, cire perdue cast with inserts in other metals
h cm 70 / 27.5 in
17th-18th c.

Large and elaborate, made in two pieces, the god's head rests on the coils of the five-headed serpent which rises to form a canopy. It wears a tall tiered crown surmounted by the image of the goddess Ganga and culminating in a stupa. The god is adorned by pendant earrings and a necklace, the third eye is round, the sectarian signs are in a paler metal.

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