Once, this was a temple’s or garbha griha’s gargoyle (water spout). Details on the Makara are elegant foliage-like. It’s dated 11 Century Bihar, and can be found at India Museum Kolkata on the ground floor.
Makara: An aquatic mythical or pre-historic creature, depicted as half animal & half fish. It looks like a crocodile, with its long extended snout. Makara scuptures are found in many South Asian countries.
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