'Holy metalwork at Naubise.'
A small hilltop shrine at Naubise in the valley of the Mahesh Khola, just west of the Kathmandu Valley, holds several metalwork statues and reliefs covered in red powder. To the right: Shiva with his trident. To the left: a decapitated Saraswati, daughter of Shiva and Goddess of Learning and Music. Centre: the sun god Surya. Photo Paul Smit.