10th C. 4 headed Hindu deity. Perhaps Brahma, the Hindu god of creation. Yet, the 3rd eye and the earrings on the central face are standard attributes of Shiva. Some propose this Sadashiva who was worshiped in the Chola period in South India. Shiva, traditionally god of destruction, is In some Hindu scripture also associated with the energy of life, and like Brahma represent creation. Tamil Nadu, India. Granite; H. 58 in.