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Figure of Skanda or Kārttikeya, seated on a peacock, carved in grey phylite. He sits with one leg pendant and holds a lance and a piece of fruit; behind him the fanning tail-feathers of the peacock fill the ground of the stele to make a halo.
- Production date
Height: 580 millimetres
Weight: 100 kilograms (estimated weight)
Width: 405 millimetres
Depth: 180 millimetres
- On display (G33/dc57b/s3)
- Exhibition history
1994, Kyoto National Museum, Masterpieces of Buddhist and Hindu Sculpture from the British Museum
1994, Tokyo, Tobu Museum of Art, Masterpieces of Buddhist and Hindu Sculpture from the British Museum
'The Art of Devotion', La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain. Exhibition dates: 26/07/2007-18/11/2007
- 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.
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