Garuda

Garuda is a figure who transcends specific religion, as he is worshipped in an independent cult. His image is also found in Buddhist as well as Hindu art. In Hinduism he is Vishnu's mount, while in Buddhism he is a guardian deity.This sculpture emphasizes the connections between and makes an important addition to the Himalayan collection, which is envisioned to be a small, choice collection which covered different functions and types. The artistic qualities of this proposed work are strong: there is a clear sense of character and a Garuda is a figure who transcends specific religion, as he is worshipped in an independent cult. His image is also found in Buddhist as well as Hindu art. In Hinduism he is Vishnu's mount, while in Buddhism he is a guardian deity.

Date/Period
15th century
Region
Tibet
Dimension
Object size: 36.0 x 34.0 x 9.0 cm
Accession No.
2016-00270
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Copper