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St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art includes three galleries of permanent displays. They explore some of the World’s major religions through religious objects and works of art, as well as a gallery dedicated to the role of religion in Glasgow’s history. Some of the highlights of the museum include: 

Shiva Nataraj (Lord of the Dance) 
At the far end of the Gallery of Religious Art you will find magnificent bronze sculpture of the Hindu god Shiva Nataraj (Lord of the Dance)

Dancing Skeleton
In the Gallery of Religious Life, see the Dancing Skeleton from Mexico which is part the Day of the Dead celebrations. It is a particular favourite with younger visitors!

Naga Rassa Mask
This colourful mask of Naga Rassa, represents a snake demon who chases away evil spirits and wards off illness. 

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