Shiva with Crystal & Gold-inlaid Eyes
height: 38.2cm, weight: 4.525kg
This heavy, tall image of Shiva is in the Bengal style, with tall, rectangular form and out-stretched arms. The image’s eyes have been inlaid with crystal and gold (there is a small chip to the crystal inlay of the left eye.) He wears necklaces, the priestly sacred thread, arm bands, bangles, finger and thumb rings, anklets, a pleated dhoti, and a prominent crown. The image stands on a lotus petal dais which rests on a square platform.
Inventory no.: 757