Aureole with Hevajra and Yoginis

Aureole with Hevajra and Yoginis
Place Made:
Thailand, Phimai (?)
12th century
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:
© Norton Simon Museum 
Not on View

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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