Halo diameter and width is 8.5 inches across
Depth 2.75 inches at the base.
Shiva figure is 2 inches deep with a base 4.75 inches wide
Cold Cast Bronze statue with hand painted color
Within the arch of flames, Shiva dances.
Shown as the source of all movement within the cosmos, the purpose of the
dance is to release humans from the illusion of the physical world. The gestures
of the cosmic dance represent Shiva's five activities: creation (symbolized by
the drum), protection (by the 'fear not' hand gesture), destruction (by the
fire), embodiment (by the foot planted on the ground), and release
(by the foot held aloft).
As the Lord of Dance, Shiva represents destruction and creation as he transforms
the illusory world of Maya into power and enlightenment.