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Shiva, 14th century

Unknown (Indian, Tamil Nadu - 14th century)

bronze
38.1 cm high
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1980
National Gallery of Canada (no. 26664)

As the figure of the god was cast solid, the statue is heavy and the casting method expensive. This technique, used more rarely, was reserved for sculpture of smaller dimensions. The base of the statue was separately cast hollow.

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