Subrahmanya

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Subrahmanya stands on a tiered base which starts square and sloped, then is square and straight up and then round sloped with an incised decoration, then flanged out as a base for the figure to stand. He stands in an unbending pose and has four hands. Reading in a clockwise direction form the right front hand they are: in a reassuring gesture [abhyaya mudra], holding a vajra [a symbol of lightening], holding a symbol of a spear [actually what can be read as the head of the spear], and in a gesture of giving [varada mudra]. He wears a lung from his waist decorated with incised pattern and a lot of jewelry including belts with pendants, necklaces a decorated beaded sacred thread, large earring and an elaborate crown.
Artist Unknown, India, South India
19th century - 20th century
Subrahmanya stands on a tiered base which starts square and sloped, then is square and straight up and then round sloped with an incised decoration, then flanged out as a base for the figure to stand. He stands in an unbending pose and has four hands. Reading in a clockwise direction form the right front hand they are: in a reassuring gesture [abhyaya mudra], holding a vajra [a symbol of lightening], holding a symbol of a spear [actually what can be read as the head of the spear], and in a gesture of giving [varada mudra]. He wears a lung from his waist decorated with incised pattern and a lot of jewelry including belts with pendants, necklaces a decorated beaded sacred thread, large earring and an elaborate crown.
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1978/2.114
Saturday, August 13, 2022