Lintel with Devas
late 9th - early 10th century (Angkor period)
Asia: Cambodia
On View

Only five of what would have been a row of nine figures and their celestial mounts remain intact. Known collectively as Navagraha, these planetary divinities were incorporated into both the Hindu and Buddhist pantheons. From left to right they are: Surya the Sun god on a horse-drawn chariot, Chandra the Moon seated upon a pedestal, Mangala (Mars) upon his goat, Budha (Mercury) upon a bird, and Brhaspati (Jupiter) upon an elephant.


  • Title: Lintel with Devas
  • Date: late 9th - early 10th century (Angkor period)
  • Medium: Sandstone
  • Dimensions: 17-1/2 x 49 x 11 in. (44.5 x 124.5 x 27.9 cm)
  • Credit Line: The Norton Simon Foundation
  • Accession Number: F.1975.13.2.S
  • Copyright: © The Norton Simon Foundation

Object Information

Where Art Meets Science: Ancient Sculpture from the Hindu-Buddhist World

  • Norton Simon Museum, 2011-04-22 to 2011-08-01

The Universe: Creation, Constellations and the Cosmos

  • Norton Simon Museum, 2001-02-04 to 2001-06-04
  • Pal, Pratapaditya, Asian Art: Selections from the Norton Simon Museum, fig. 16 pp. 72-73
  • Pal, Pratapaditya, Asian Art at the Norton Simon Museum, Volume 3: Art from Sri Lanka & Southeast Asia, 2004, no. 143 pp. 107, 180-181, 186, 198
  • Campbell, Sara, Collector Without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best, 2010, cat. 1194 p. 381
Audio Tour
English | Español
Audio Tour Transcript
English | Español
English | Español
Transcripción de Audioguía
English | Español

Image reproduction permission may be granted for scholarly or arts related commercial use. All image requests, regardless of their intended purpose, should be submitted via the reproduction request form.

Images may be protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights. Additional permission may be required.

Approved requests for the reproduction of an image will receive a contract detailing all fees and conditions of use of the image. Upon receipt of both the signed contract and full payment, the Office of Rights and Reproductions will provide the image. A complimentary copy of the published material must be provided to the Norton Simon Museum.

Reproduction Request Form