Bhairav (detail of head)

Image title: Bhairav (detail of head)

Description of the photo

This wood sculpture shows an image of Bhairav (Bhairava) [detail of head].—The image of Bhairav has an influence of Tantric practices. The God is standing on the double lotus base. This multi-armed image is garlanded by human heads and is holding his usual attributes like a skull-cup (kapala-patra), a damaru, a ghanta, a sword (khadga), a trident (trishula) and a shield (dhala).

Bhairav can also be spelled as Bhairava (भैरव्).

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 Nepal wood sculpture (kashtha-kala) section.

Photo details:
Date: 2019-11-29
Camera: SONY ILCE-6400
Exposure: 1/25
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 100
Focal length: 54mm

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Size: 6.45 MB
Resolution: 3200 x 2932
© License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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