bronze figure of the deity dancing the cosmic dance 'tandava' on the
back of the prostrate dwarf goblin, Apasmara, the symbol of ignorance.
The figure's matted fanned hair (fixed by a rivet from the back) with
chignon on top.
His upper right hand holds a drum (damaru), his arm draped with a
snake. His left hand holds fire (agni). His lower right hand in abhaya
mudra (fearlessness) and his left in gaja hasta mudra.
His body surrounded with a flaming body halo (prabhamandala).
All upon a double raised lotus base.
Terrific bronze with much life and movement.
Measures; 7 7/8" ( 20 cm ) h.