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

Details

  • 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

The Universe: Creation, Constellations and the Cosmos

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