- Museum number
Standing four-armed figure of Brahmā carved in a reddish sandstone.
In his upper hands the god holds a book (pustaka) and sacrificial spoon (dhruva), now damaged. One lower hand carries a pot (kamaṇḍalu) while the other displays the gesture of offering boons (varadamudrā). Behind the lower hands are indistinct objects, perhaps sacrificial fires.
- Production date
- 9thC-10thC (circa)
Height: 39.20 centimetres
Width: 22.50 centimetres
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased by John Bridge at the Stuart sale at Christie's in June, 1830. The collection was given to the British Museum in 1872 by Mrs John Bridge and his nieces, Miss Fanny Bridge and Mrs Edgar Baker, on the death that year of George Bridge, brother of John Bridge.
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 57 (Bridge Collection number)
Miscellaneous number: Stuart 52