old gilt kinnara statue - Bronze - Nepal - Second half 20th century

Description
old gilt kinnara statue - Bronze - Nepal - Second half 20th century
Good condition, see description - 33×26×10 cm

The kinnara is a mythical animal from Buddhist and Hinduist mythology. It has the upper body of a human and the lower body of a horse or a bird. In Hinduism, kinnaras are seen as lower deities. They are described in the Mahabharata and the Lotus Sutra and just like the Garudas and Nagas are thought to live in the Himavanta forest.
In Southeast Asian folklore, the kinnara plays a large role. This is the female kinnara and it always has the lower body of a bird.

Has some corrosion, but considering its age the statue is certainly in good condition.

Weight: 3,987 kg

Lot details
Object
old gilt kinnara statue
Technique
lost washing method
Material
Bronze
Period
Second half 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
Nepal
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
33×26×10 cm
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