Karttikeya and Attendants
On View: Asian Galleries, Arts of South Asia, 2nd floor
The multiheaded divinity, standing with attendants, is tentatively identified as Kārttikeya, the god of war, because of the presence of the peacock, his vahana, or animal vehicle. The type of hairstyle, arranged in three looped knots, is also characteristic of this Hindu god.
Pink sandstone relief
ca. 9th-10th century
37 3/8 x 26 1/2 x 7 3/4 in., 369 lb. (94.9 x 67.3 x 19.7 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim
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Karttikeya and Attendants, ca. 9th-10th century. Pink sandstone relief, 37 3/8 x 26 1/2 x 7 3/4 in., 369 lb. (94.9 x 67.3 x 19.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim, 1994.199.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1994.199.1_PS6.jpg)
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