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Figure Riding Garuda Bird
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Figure Riding Garuda Bird, 1700s
  • Where object was made: Bali (present-day Bali, Indonesia)
  • wood
  • Museum purchase through The Kansas University Endowment Association
  • Not on display
  • 1955.0040.a-d

Carved and painted wood figure (identified as Vishnu) riding a garuda bird. The garuda bird is symbolic of good luck and is ridden by the gods and goddesses.

a: The base (body of bird with the goddess).
b: Wing.
c: Wing.
d: Tail.