Indian Hindu Bronze Naga and Shiva Lingam
Indian Hindu Bronze Naga and Shiva Lingam Indian Hindu Bronze Naga and Shiva Lingam Indian Hindu Bronze Naga and Shiva Lingam Indian Hindu Bronze Naga and Shiva Lingam Indian Hindu Bronze Naga and Shiva Lingam

Indian Hindu Bronze Naga and Shiva Lingam

Ref: D0468
Set atop a tiered wooden base that terminates on four feet, this small ritual object is in the form of a round receptacle housing a linga stone, found only in one river in India, the Narmada and used as a focus of shivling worship. This one is protected by a rising, hooded cobra (Naga), a common idol in Hindu temple worship.
DATE
19th century
DIMENSIONS
Width 5 Depth 5 Height 14 in.
CONDITION
Note: missing head of cobra; remaining cobra hood and stone lingam detached.
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