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figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Painted papier-mâché figure of Shiva standing with an absent attribute in right hand. The figure has ten faces, painted blue, a tall pointed crown, and a beige robe with yellow and black trim. Blue trousers and black and white pointed shoes. On an oval plinth.

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