A bronze figure of Siva Nataraja (with associated Ganga and Apasmara images). The arch (tiruvashi) broken above the proper left shoulder of the figure.

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1987,0314.1

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A bronze figure of Siva Nataraja (with associated Ganga and Apasmara images). The arch (tiruvashi) broken above the proper left shoulder of the figure.

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