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    • Created: Wednesday 31st March 2010
    • Primary material: Stone

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Record ID: SWYOR-3670C3
Object type: VOTIVE MODEL
Broad period: MODERN
County: North East Lincolnshire
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A modern Hindu religious object; a shivling or lingam and yoni. A lingam is an abstract representation of the Hindu deity Shiva, used for worship in temples and shrines. It is usually depicted as a cylindrical column, probably representing a phallus. It is often combined with a yoni, a disc-like representation of a womb, symbolisiing Shakti. On this example, the lingam is missing, leaving just the yoni and the base. This object was recently (2016) identified by Ben Paites and other PAS colleagues, but was originally recorded as follows: An unidentified stone object which is 93.4mm …
Created on: Wednesday 31st March 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 11th October 2016
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