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Dancing Shiva with Serpent

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India Anonymous,
Dancing Shiva with Serpent, c. 1800
2 7/8 in. x 2 in. x 7/8 in. (7.3 cm x 5.08 cm x 2.22 cm)

Object Type: Statuary
Technique: Cast
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Vladimar S. Aronovici
Accession Number: 95.3.12

No marks.

Solid cast copper.

Object Description
Obese, nude Shiva figure, adorned with jewelry, dancing on a serpent. There is a pat of butter in her left hand, and she is holding the serpent's tail up with her right hand. She wears short, round headgear, and her hair is embellished with floral garlands. She is placed upon a raised dais.

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