Digambara Yaksha Sarvahna

Digambara Yaksha Sarvahna
Place Made:
India: Karnataka
c. 900
27-1/2 x 18 x 8-3/4 in. (69.9 x 45.7 x 22.2 cm) 
Credit Line:
The Norton Simon Foundation 
Accession Number:
© The Norton Simon Foundation 
On View

The stylistic and morphological similarities between this male figure and the female piece, Digambara Yakshi Kushmandini suggest that they form a pair. While their exact identification is difficult to determine, they conform to a type that is generally identified as male (yaksha) or female (yakshi) attendant figure. Such figures are common in Hindu, Jain and Buddhist art. Digambara Yaksha Sarvahna is a Jain attendant figure.

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