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Figure of Bhairava seated under five snake hoods.
Title Figure of Bhairava seated under five snake hoods.
Museum Name Indian Museum, Kolkata
Gallery Name Not Available
Object Type Effigy
Main Material Brass
Country India
Provenance India
Origin Place India.
Find Place India.
Period / Year of Work Not Known
Inscription NA
Tribe Not known.
Dimensions Height- 54.5 cm; Width- 19.3 cm; Thickness- 16 cm; Diameter of the base- 14.5 cmMaximum Height-54.5c.m. Maximum width-19.3c.m. Maximum Thickness-16c.m. Maximum Diameter of the base-14.5c.m.
Brief Description It consists of three parts i) a head with five snake hoods, ii) the head of Bhairava iii) the lingam. A head with five snake hoods is present above the Bhairava's head. The forehead of Bhairava is provided with a moon, representing the third eye of Shiva. A snake hood on each ear and a necklace made of skulls on the neck, are present. The lingam is a cylindrical body where a snake lies coil around.