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Plaque. Terracotta plaque with a figure of Śiva on a trotting bull (Vrsabharudhamurti); broken and repaired; made of carved terracotta.
- 8thC-9thC (circa)
- Found/Acquired: India (east)
- (Asia,South Asia,India)
- Height: 32 centimetres
- Width: 20.5 centimetres
Shiva holds a curving horn, a feature seen in the later art of Bengal (TRB).
Returned from conservation August 1998.
Purchased by John Bridge at the Stuart sale at Christie's in June, 1830. The collection was given to the British Museum in 1872 by Mrs John Bridge and his nieces, Miss Fanny Bridge and Mrs Edgar Baker, on the death that year of George Bridge, brother of John Bridge.
- Bridge 104
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Object reference number: RRI12213
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