Vintage statue of the Garuda hand-carved out of Sal wood, originating from Tamil Nadu. The Garuda is a divine part human, part eagle-like sun bird and the king of birds, and is the mount of Lord Vishnu. He is the personification of courage and is often depicted as having the golden body of a strong man with a white face, red wings, and an eagle's beak and with a crown on his head. Here he is shown as prescribed by the scriptures, in a kneeling figure, wearing a serpent around it’s neck, with his hands in the “abhaya” (nothing to fear) posture. In southern India, especially Tamil Nadu, annual religious festivals that last from a week to ten days involve the parading of deities mounted on a vehicle around the temple. A similar hand-carved Garuda of this detail resides in the National Museum of Delhi, India.
~ Eina Ahluwalia
Approximate Dimensions - 20 inches in height and 17 inches in width; Weight: 5.5 kgs approx.
Note : These pieces are available with free shipping within India, we do not ship these internationally. Since most of these items are vintage, they are pre-used, pre-loved and beautifully aged. They may have scratches and scuffs, the plating may have worn off and occasionally some missing parts may have been replaced by the original owners. If you’re a regular collector you know how it is. Eina personally hand picks each item herself so inspite of their imperfections they’re still beautiful as they are. These pieces have been selected as décor pieces and not items of functional use. Please ask us any questions you have and we’ll be happy to answer them for you. We do not offer returns, refunds or exchanges on these items.