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dec 16, 1042 - Shiva as Lord of Dance (Nataraja)

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11th Century CE, Chola Dynasty, Hindu, Medieval India
cast bronze
India (Tamil Nadu)

standing on Apasmara, dwarf of ignorance
Shiva making universe to drumbeat's rhythm
lower right hand: come closer
lower left hand: points to raised foot as place that devotees can look to for refuge
upper right: holding drum
upper left: holding flame

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Date:

dec 16, 1042
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~ 976 years ago

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