Antique Hindu Nandi sacred cow bull sculpture Shiva Indian bronze statue figure

This is a finely cast bronze of Nandi, the bull vehicle of Shiva. The sculpture is 4 ½ inches high and 4 ¼ inches long. The bronze was cast with the lost wax method.� � It is very detailed. The sculpture is likely Indian and dates to the 19th� century or before. Something unusual about the sculpture is that in the hind quarters there is a lighter color bronze. It may be a repair, but we believe it is original as some of the impressed decoration covers the lighter and darker parts.