Brahma
10th-11th century
Indonesia: Central Java
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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.

Details

  • Title: Brahma
  • 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

Object Information

Pal, Pratapaditya, Asian Art at the Norton Simon Museum, Volume 3: Art from Sri Lanka & Southeast Asia, no. 71 pp. 74, 86-87
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