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Demon Riding a Garuda Bird
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Demon Riding a Garuda Bird, date unknown
  • Where object was made: Bali, Indonesia
  • wood, carving, polychromy
  • Object Height: 96.5 cm
    Object Height: 38 in
  • Gift of George A. Colom
  • Not on display
  • 1977.0037

Garuda is the bird god of the Hindu epics of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. In this piece he stands on a scroll style base and is mounted by a demon figure, possibly Rawana, with bared fangs and an upraised sword in his right hand.