Indian Hindu 19th c grey marble stone sculpture of a shiva lingam , this piece was temple used . A bit of information of this type of sculpture. For a sincere devotee, the Lingam is not merely a block of stone. It is all-radiant - talks to him, raises him above body-consciousness, and helps to communicate with the Lord. Lord Rama worshiped the Shiva Linga at Rameshwaram. Ravana, the learned scholar, worshiped the golden Linga for its mystical powers.Based on the teachings of Swami Sivananda. size L 11" W 7" H 10" weight 18.4 lb please note the tip has been reattached but seems to be water tight and useable .