Hanuman is the devout follower of Rama, one of Vishnu's avatars, or reincarnations. His story is recounted in the epic Ramayana, a sacred text of the Hindus. In the epic, Hanuman is a great simian hero who helps Rama rescue his wife, Sita, who has been captured by the demon-king Ravana. Sita is represented in art usually as Rama's spouse, but Hanuman has become the focus of an independent cult.
- Title: Hanuman
- Date: 13th century
- Medium: Bronze
- Dimensions: 19-1/4 x 6-1/2 in. (48.9 x 16.5 cm)
- Credit Line: The Norton Simon Foundation
- Accession Number: F.1972.45.05.S
- Copyright: © The Norton Simon Foundation
- Pal, Pratapaditya, Asian Art at the Norton Simon Museum, Volume 1: Art from the Indian Subcontinent,no. 197 p. 273
- Campbell, Sara, Collector Without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best,2010, cat. 870 p. 346
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