TERRA COTTA NANDI BULL FIGURE
Terra cotta Nandi bull figure with polychrome paint. India, MId-20th C. 8.5" high by 7.75" long.
Nandi is the guardian of the gate for the deity of Kailasa and also serves as a mount or vahana to Shiva. In fact, the worshipping of the Nandi goes back thousands of years in the Indus Valley.