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A bronze figure of Achala
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A bronze figure of Achala

NORTHEASTERN INDIA, PALA PERIOD, 12TH CENTURY

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A bronze figure of Achala
Northeastern India, Pala Period, 12th century
The wrathful protector striding in alidhasana atop a double lotus base with beaded edge, brandishing a sword in his right hand and his left holding a lotus stem supporting his noose, wearing a short dhoti and a sash around his shoulders, a snake hugging his torso, his hair rising up behind a tiara
3 1/8 in. (8.1 cm.) high

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