This exquisite miniature household shrine features Annapurna (
Hindu goddess of food and nourishment and a Roop of the goddess Parvati), Nandi, Ganesh, Lakshmi, Shiva (represented by the shiva lingam), 5 headed Naga and an offering bowl. There is one other small figure that is difficult to distinguish because of the statue's age. All of these figures are represented in miniature within the confines of the shrine.
Bronze, 18th century, southern India.
Measurements: height 4.5 cm (1.75")