Brass Nandi figurine in a copper finish. In Hindu belief, the bull Nandi is the sacred vehicle of Shiva, and is sometimes considered the incarnation of the god in his fertility aspects. This statue depicts a kneeling bull adorned with necklaces and a bell. We would never mistake this for an ordinary animal. Something in his dignified and regal air makes his divine status immediately apparent. It is important to seek the blessings of Nandi before proceeding to worship Lord Shiva. Minor wear.