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Cover for the linga in the form of the head of Shiva

18th C AD

Maharashtra or Karnataka

bronze

13-18.5 cm

This bronze covers would have been placed over the linga between periods of puja/worship, as the linga represents as well the creative as destructive power of Shiva. Shiva, identified by his 3th eye, is here represented in a popular way as a prince with moustach and pearced ears for his jewelry.



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