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Shiva Linga (taken on 12/20/2015)

Honolulu Museum of Art: Shiva Linga
India: Stone
Gift of The Christensen Fund, 2001

"The oldest symbol by which Shiva is known is the linga. Shaped as smooth, oval stones, they are set upright in pedestals and honored as the god himself. This practice stems from ancient cults with roots in prehistoric tribalism."

Nikon J3 camera, 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 CX lens.
Aperture priority, s1/60, f/1.8, iso400, 18.5mm (fov 50mm), -0.33ev.
Cropped image, 800x1200, lens corrected, hand-held.

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