Surya (solar divinity)

Image title: Surya (solar divinity)

Description of the photo

This stone sculpture shows the image of Surya (the sun) from the 12th-century A.D.—The worship of the sun as Solar Divinity has had a long history in Nepal. This image of Surya is one of the earliest images ever found in Nepal. In this panel Surya is hown standing erect in samavanga pose wearing udichya-vesa (northern dress), comprising of the tunic, trousers and high boots.

Gallery information:

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 stone sculpture (prastara-murti-kala) section.

Photo details:
Date: 2019-11-29
Camera: SONY ILCE-6400
Exposure: 1/30
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Focal length: 18mm

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Size: 2.57 MB
Resolution: 1696 x 2400
© License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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