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Shaivite Saint, Sambandar Dancing
India (Tamil Nadu)
Gr. H. 17 1/4 in. (43.8 cm); Gr. W. 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm); Gr. D. 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Jacob K. Kaplan, 1968
Not on view
The child-saint Sambandar was one of the nayanmars, a group of sixty-three saints active in South India from the sixth to the ninth century who were instrumental in popularizing the worship of Shiva through devotional poetry and song.
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