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We have just come across this fantastic bronze statue. It depicts the Hindu god Shiva, with his consort Parvati and her son Ganesha. They are on a base adorned with what appears to be the skins of a lion, a hippopotamus and elephant. Beneath the base is Nandi the bull.

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