A Bronze figure of a Garuda
Vijayanagara period, 15th century, India
Height: 18cm Width 13cm
A fine solid cast bronze figure of Garuda kneeling on a simple oval base, both hands outstretched in an offering, his short wings curving forwards and finely incised on the reverse. He wears a tall hat like a crown with a small mandala on the reverse, cobra earrings and an openwork beaded costume with tassels around the waist over a naked body.