Napier Museum

Wood Carvings

Collections | Wood Carvings | INDRA


Hindu mythology and epics portray Indra as the king of the Devas. Airavata (white elephant) is the mount or vahana of Indra. The figure is a four handed Indra seated on an elephant. The makarathorana prabhavali has a simha mukh top. The front two hands are in abhaya pose while the back two hands carry ankusa and vajra. Kireeta, Kundalas, Hara and Keyura are beautifully carved.

Acc No: W25
Measurement: 138 x 57 cm
15th Century CE