Harihara is the name for the composite form of the Hindu gods Vishnu (hari) and Shiva (hara). Images of Harihara in South and Southeast Asian art depict the gods joined along a vertical axis, with Vishnu on the left and Shiva on the right. Harihara was a popular deity among Khmer Hindu kings during the 7th century and late 8th century because of his awesome power, derived from the combined forces of Vishnu and Shiva.
- Title: Harihara
- Date: c. 700
- Medium: Sandstone
- Dimensions: overall: 26 x 11-3/4 x 5 in. (66 x 29.8 x 12.7 cm)
- Credit Line: The Norton Simon Foundation
- Accession Number: F.1972.40.2.S
- Copyright: © The Norton Simon Foundation
- Pal, Pratapaditya, Asian Art at the Norton Simon Museum, Volume 3: Art from Sri Lanka & Southeast Asia,no. 130 pp. 14, 105-107, 168-169, 174, 186
- Campbell, Sara, Collector Without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best,2010, cat. 852 p. 345
- Pal, Pratapaditya, Asian Art: Selections from the Norton Simon Museum,fig. 9 p. 67
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