Nandi is the name for the bull which serves as the mount of the god Shiva and as the gatekeeper of Shiva and Parvati. In Hindu Religion, he is the chief guru of eighteen masters (18 siddhas) including Patanjali and Thirumular Temples venerating Shiva display stone images of a seated Nandi, generally facing the main shrine. There are also a number of temples dedicated solely to Nandi. Beautiful Very Rare Hand carved metal brass and turquoise Gemstone work on body of Animal cow in relaxing position. This beautiful statue is of brass material with fine carving of Genuine Turquoise and some other precious stone. Don't miss looking at all detailed hand carving around the cow and child Background of the Product & Stone: The turquoise stone is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gem and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. Since at least the First Dynasty (3000 BCE), and possibly before then, turquoise was used by he Egyptians and was mined by them in the Sinai Peninsula, called "Country of Turquoise" by the native Monitu Product Specifications: Size : 9 inches height Material : brass , turquoise , coral stone Weight : 3 Kg -------------- Pls beware from Copy product & ensure buying authentic product. This is exclusive product of Brand " Collectible India" and "covered by intellectual property rights laws". 'Collectible India' do not authorize any other Brand/Seller to sell it and won't be responsible if any copy or substandard product send by any other seller.