Aureole with Hevajra and Yoginis

Aureole with Hevajra and Yoginis
Artist:
Thailand, Phimai (?)
Date:
1100 - 1199  
Medium:
Bronze 
Dimensions:
12-1/8 x 13 in. (30.8 x 33.0 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Pratap and Chitra Pal 
Accession Number:
P.2001.09.1 
Copyright:
© Norton Simon Museum 
Not on View
Description

This halo was once attached to the back of a deity's head, most likely that of a Buddha. At the apex of the halo is a figure of the god Hevajra, who has eight heads, four legs and sixteen arms and dances upon a solar disk. Hevajra tramples the four demons of illusion and is therefore an appropriate emblem for a halo.

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