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Title Shiva as the Lord of Dance
العربية: ناتاراجا من تاميل نادو الهند أسرة كولا
English: Nataraja from Tamil Nadu, India. Chola Dynasty
Français : Shiva Nataraja. Art Chola, Tamil Nadu (Inde)
Date between circa 950 and circa 1000
Medium copper alloy
Dimensions 30 × 22.5 × 7 in (76.2 × 57.2 × 17.8 cm)
South and Southeast Asian Art Department.
Accession number M.75.1
References Los Angeles County Museum of Art: online database: entry 37399
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