Surya is the sun god within the Hindu pantheon. As is customary, he holds two partially opened lotus flowers. This befits his role
as the source of light, as the lotus buds will open fully under the nourishing rays of the sun.
- Title: Surya
- Date: 800-850
- Medium: Granite
- Dimensions: 58-1/2 x 22 x 10 in. (148.6 x 55.9 x 25.4 cm)
- Credit Line: The Norton Simon Foundation
- Accession Number: F.1975.16.05.S
- Copyright: © The Norton Simon Foundation
Pal, Pratapaditya, Asian Art at the Norton Simon Museum, Volume 1: Art from the Indian Subcontinent, no. 165 pp. 214-215
Campbell, Sara, Collector Without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best, cat. 1214 p. 383
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