Gandharva (half bird/human)

Image title: Gandharva (half bird/human)

Description of the photo

This image shows a sculpture depicting a Gandharva: a mythical creature representing half-bird and half-human.

The text in Devanagari reads:

गन्धर्व: आधा पंछी/पञ्छी आधा मानव (पौराणिक प्राणी)

Transliteration (IAST):

gandharva: ādhā paṃchī/pañchī ādhā mānava (paurāṇika prāṇī)

Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):

[gandharv]: adha pamchi/panchi/pach [pamchhi/panchhi/pachh] adha manava [manva] (pauranika [pauranik] prani)

Gallery information:

This photo is from the collection of various artworks from Nepal, including the wood work found at Kumari Ghar, a special home/temple for the dwelling of Kumari at Basantapur.—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.

Photo details:
Date: 2019-12-04
Camera: SONY ILCE-6400
Exposure: 1/20
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 100
Focal length: 18mm

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Size: 1.86 MB
Resolution: 1326 x 3200
© Photograph by Gabe Hiemstra.
License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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