A lingam (Sanskrit: लिङ्ग IAST: linga, lit. 'sign, symbol or marking'), sometimes indicated as linga or Shiva linga, an abstract or aniconic depiction of the Hindu god Shiva in Shaivism.
It is typically the primary image of the murti or sect in Hindu temples devoted to Shiva, and is also found in smaller sanctuaries.
The lingam is often represented in a disk-shaped platform. (Lingayats carry a lingam in a chain, named Ishtalinga.)
In addition 'Lingam' can be found in Sanskrit text, with the meaning of 'evidence, proof' of God and God's existence.
Lingam iconography found on archaeological sites of the Indian sub-continent and Southeast Asia feature simple cylinders inside a yoni, muhalinga round pillars with engravings, such as one or more mukha (faces),
and realistic anatomical depictions of a phallus, such as in Gudimallam.
Good condition, please see description.
Lingam below a panchamukha naga, the five-headed snake.
Decorated with engraved symbols.
Weight: 3.544 kg
In good condition.
- Great lingam (sanscrito: लिङ्ग IAST
- Bronzo, Dorato
- Fine XX secolo
- Regione/paese d'origine
- In buone condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 29×20×13 cm