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Title

Garuda

19th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

Garuda, a mythical beast that is half bird and half man, is the sworn enemy of snakes. Like the hapless serpent ensnared in Garuda's powerful beak in this example, no snake escapes his grip. In Nepal, Garuda protects from all danger and is a popular symbol of victory and authority. A small lug on the back suggests that this sculpture originally would have been part of either the throne or mandorla of a deity.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, September 2011


Details


Other Title

Garuda 'The Devourer'


Place where the work was made

Nepal


Date

19th century


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

gilt copper alloy


Dimensions

15.0 x 17.0 cm


Credit

Gift of J A and H D Sperling 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

418.2008



Place

Where the work was made
Nepal

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history