Brahma

Brahma
Creator:
Indonesia: Central Java
Date:
10th-11th century
Medium:
Andesite 
Dimensions:
18-1/2 x 11 x 7-1/4 in. (47 x 28 x 18.4 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Michele Wiener Caplan 
Accession Number:
P.1998.1 
Copyright:
© Norton Simon Museum 
On View
Description

Brahma, the four-headed Hindu god of creation, makes up part of the divine triad, which includes Vishnu (the preserver) and Shiva (the destroyer). Although Brahma is a major Hindu god, his image and worship is not as dominant as that of Vishnu and Shiva in either South or Southeast Asia.

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