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A double-sided stone (schist) figure of Garuda. The hawk 'vahana' is depicted in a position of adoration before his lord, Vishnu. His hands are placed in the position of salutation, 'anjalimudra'.
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Height: 62.50 centimetres
Width: 31 centimetres
Depth: 22.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Blurton 1992:
The snakes in his earrings and headdress recall that, sice at least the early centuries AD, he has been considered the arch-enemy of all serpents. Indeed he is often shown with a snake in his beak. The double lotus pedestal on which he is placed is a noted eastern Indian feature.
- Not on display
- 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
2010 4 Aug-15 Nov, China, Shanghai Museum, 'India: The Art of the Temple'
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- 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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