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.

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