17TH CENTURY INDIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF SHIVA
An Indian bronze figure of Shiva circa 17th century with nice old patina.Dimensions: 7 1/4 inches tall (18,5 cm). Condition: One hand is broken. Shiva (Sanskrit: Auspicious One), or Siva, is one of the main Deities of Hinduism, worshipped as the paramount lord by the Saivite sects of India. Shiva is one of the most complex gods of India, embodying seemingly contradictory qualities. He is the destroyer and the restorer, the great ascetic and the symbol of sensuality, the benevolent herdsman of souls and the wrathful avenger.
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