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The Hindu deity Surya
Place of Origin: India, Rajasthan state
Date: approx. 1000-1100
Object Name: Stele
Materials: Sandstone
Dimensions: H. 20 in x W. 10 1/2 in x D. 5 in, H. 50.8 cm x W. 26.7 cm x D. 12.7 cm
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: South Asian Art
Collection: Sculpture
Object Number: B63S49+
On Display: No

Description

Label: The sun-god Surya brings life-giving energy, holding two large lotus flowers that seem to be bursting with life. Surya rides through the skies on a chariot drawn by seven horses—the head of one is broken off here. His charioteer, the small figure standing in front of Surya's legs, is Aruna, the god of the dawn.

More Information

Exhibition History: "The Indian Pantheon: Sculpture of India and Southeast Asia", University Art Museum, Berkeley, 1/27/1979 - 4/1/1979
"Indian Stone Sculpture ", SFO Airport, 11/15/1985 - 3/1986
"Hindu Deities", San Francisco International Airport, United Terminal, August 10, 2012 - March 4, 2013
Label: The sun-god Surya brings life-giving energy, holding two large lotus flowers that seem to be bursting with life. Surya rides through the skies on a chariot drawn by seven horses—the head of one is broken off here. His charioteer, the small figure standing in front of Surya's legs, is Aruna, the god of the dawn.
Exhibition History: "The Indian Pantheon: Sculpture of India and Southeast Asia", University Art Museum, Berkeley, 1/27/1979 - 4/1/1979
"Indian Stone Sculpture ", SFO Airport, 11/15/1985 - 3/1986
"Hindu Deities", San Francisco International Airport, United Terminal, August 10, 2012 - March 4, 2013