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Model of a South Indian temple with a group of figures beneath the temple roof: Shiva, his consort Parvati and their son Skanda (or Kartikeya), bronze.

Museum number: MR55

Curatorial note

This small model was described in the 1837 'AB' inventory as 'A small ancient Canopy of Hindoo Architecture with two sitting figures - Bronze'. Mr. David Bennie commented in 1995 that although this is a typical South Indian bronze group the empty slot beside the figures is a little unusual 'since the group is usually represented alone - it might have been for an image of Shiva's other divine son - the elephant-headed Ganesha'.

Provenance help-art-provenance

Unrecorded.


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