standing male figure wearing earrings, bracelets and a crownlike hat; holding a staff in his PL hand and a large ring in his PR hand; attached to mount

Bhikshatana, 12th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

Bronzeexpand_more

Gift of Michele and David Deweyexpand_more  99.216.5

G213expand_more

In one of his many forms, the Hindu god Shiva wanders through the forest disguised as an ascetic, wearing only a loincloth and holding a walking stick and rosary. This small icon probably was destined for a family altar, and demonstrates that both Hindu and Buddhist deities were worshipped in Cambodia, though Shiva's crown indicates the artist's incorporation of Khmer Buddhist iconography.

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Title
Bhikshatana
Role
Artist
Accession Number
99.216.5
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standing male figure wearing earrings, bracelets and a crownlike hat; holding a staff in his PL hand and a large ring in his PR hand; attached to mount