Bhairava Head

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Size (WxDxH): 9.5 x 8.5 x 15 inches
Medium: Brass
Origin: North Karnataka / Maharashtra


This is a striking Deccan cast and engraved brass head of Bhairava, the fierce form of Lord Shiva. He wears an engraved headpiece and ear adornments. Bhairava means "terribly fearsome form". He is also known as one who destroys fear or one who is beyond fear. Bhairava is portrayed here with bulging eyes, fanged teeth and a third eye in the center of his forehead. The latter is a symbol of Shiva’s destructive force. The neck is narrow so that it could be fitted to a pole and carried over the heads of the crowd at festivals. At the back is a hole that was cast in this way; it is not damage.
The head measures 9.5 x 8.5 x 12 inches. With the stand, the size is 9.5 x 8.5 x 15 inches.