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Bronze, cire perdue cast
h cm 51 / 20 in
17th-18th c.

Shiva is depicted with a circular crown formed by rudra seeds on which rests a linga-yoni mini-altar. At the apex of the head is a lotus flower from which emerges another cone, symbolizing the opening of the seventh chakra. An amulet with a rudra seed in it adorns the neck.

Side View