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Wisnu (Vishnu) on Garuda
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Wisnu (Vishnu) on Garuda, 1850–1900
  • Where object was made: Bali, Indonesia
  • wood, carving, polychromy
  • Object Height: 94 cm
    Object Height: 37 in
  • Gift of George A. Colom
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, Cabinet C4
  • 1977.0036
Label Text

Garuda is the bird god of the Hindu epics of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. He stands on a turtle surrounded by a coiled snake with upraised wings and tail. Astride Garuda is a nobleman, possibly Rama who holds a bow in his left hand and a spear in his right hand.