Brass figurine representing the deity Garuda.
India, late 19th/first half 20th centuries
The sculptural style with which Garuda is represented is particular, of different imprint compared to many typically Indian specimens on the market.
In Hindu religion, Garuda is a minor Hindu deity, usually the winged mount (vahanam) of the god Vishnu.
Garuda is depicted with the golden body of a strong man, eagle wings and beak, and a crown on his head.
This ancient deity is known as the eternal sworn enemy of the Naga snake lineage and for its feeding upon only snakes.
Garuda's image is often used as an amulet to protect the bearer from snake attacks and poison. Garudi Vidya is the mantra against snake venom to remove all sorts of evils.
Several names have been given to Garuda: Chirada, Gaganeshvara, Kamayusha, Kashyapi, Khageshvara, Nagantaka, Sitanana, Sudhahara, Suparna, Takshya, Vainateya, Viṣṇuratha and many more.
- 19-20. század
- Theme/ depiction
- Statuetta Garuda
- Reasonable condition, see description
- 7×3.9×4 cm