Vietnam, 20th century reproduction of an original 12th century piece. The standing gold figure of Shiva is brilliantly executed in the Cham style, with large, almondshaped eyes, a continuous eyebrow line, a flat, wide nose, full lips and a thick moustache. The eyes and lips are accentuated with bordering lines. The three eyes (including the Urna) are inlaid with gemstones. The two-tiered bun is richly braided, and the ears are elongated. The elbows are bent, and the arms stretched out with open hands. The figure stands atop an integrated silver double lotus pedestal.