Hindu Bronze Sculptures (NMN): photo 85
Photo 85 of 85 in Gallery: Hindu Bronze Sculptures (NMN)
Image title: Garuda (with wings)
This bronze sculpture shows an image of Garuda (with wings), from the 20th century A.D.—Garuda, a celestial bird, is familiar as the Bahana (Vahana), mount, of Lord Vishnu. This image of Garuda is shown in the anthropomorphic form with the wings of bird, showing the anjali-mudra, a posture of adoration.
Garuda can also be spelled as Garuḍa (गरुड).
The National Museum of Nepal (Rashtriya Museum) houses a variety of sculptures, carvings, statues, paintings and other objects grouped according to the major religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism. This photo is from the Hindu bronze sculpture (dhatu-kala) section.