Small Stone Shiva Lingam

This Shiva lighan is a very fine example of the type typically used in private homes and shrines. Dating from the early 20th century, it is hand carved from serpentine, features 4 Shiva heads facing the cardinal points and light detail work.

The Shiva lingam is a votary object found in the sanctum of Shiva temples and private shrines that venerate Lord Shiva. It symbolizes Shiva himself and is revered as an emblem of generative power.

Measurements: Height 7.2 cm (0.28"), width 5.3 cm (0.2")

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