Indra is the king of the gods and a prominent deity in both the Hindu and Buddhist pantheons. In Nepali figures, Indra usually wears a crown or elaborate tiara and is portrayed in a royal posture that expresses a relaxed yet dignified attitude. This iconographic type was an invention of Nepali artists, whose extraordinary finesse with metalwork is also evident in the figure's meticulously crafted details and gem-inlaid ornaments.
- Title: Indra
- Date: 13th century
- Medium: Gilt bronze
- Dimensions: 16-1/8 x 12-3/16 x 6 in. (41.0 x 31 x 15.2 cm)
- Credit Line: The Norton Simon Foundation
- Accession Number: F.1972.27.S
- Copyright: © The Norton Simon Foundation
Treasures from the Himalayas: Sacred Treasures from Tibet, Nepal and Northern India
- Norton Simon Museum, 2003-05-30 to 2003-10-27
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