Four armed warrior bracket

This sculpture is of a four-armed warrior with a beard and moustache, holding a spear, sword and shield, depicting a gesture of benevolence. Brackets such as this can be seen atop every pillar on rows of pillars in a typical north Indian temple mandapa (hall). They can be seen from a lower vantage point thus making the entire figure squatter and dwarf-like. The warrior although fearful, is adorned with bangles, arm bands, necklace and choker, including head ornaments.

Date/Period
11th century
Region
Madhya Pradesh, India
Dimension
Object size: 27 x 20 cm
Accession No.
1998-00734
Material
Sandstone
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Sculpture