On View: Asian Galleries, Arts of South Asia, 2nd floor
early 10th century
Gift of Bernice and Robert Dickes
Before 1972, provenance not yet documented; before 1972, acquired by Doris Wiener Gallery, New York, NY; before 1972, purchased from Doris Wiener Gallery by Bernice and Robert Dickes of New York; 1977, gift of Bernice and Robert Dickes to the Brooklyn Museum.
Paunched and bearded figure of a divine priest, Agni, the guardian of the Southeast, is carved in high relief in grey sandstone. With high chignon of matted locks and distinctive flamed aureole, the figure is void above the knees and below his upper arms.
Agni, early 10th century. Sandstone, 32 1/2 x 10 in. (82.6 x 25.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Bernice and Robert Dickes, 77.199. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 77.199_front_PS6.jpg)
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