Asian Tribal Art - Bronze Hanuman, India

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Hanuman Bronze Figure, India

Hanuman, the monkey god
Lost wax cast bronze
4.75" (12 cm) high
17th century

Hanuman, known also as Anjaneya, is one of the most important personalities in the epic Ramayana. He accompanied his master, Lord Rama, an avatar of Vishnu, in the war against Ravana, the demon king of Lanka (Ceylon).

He is depicted here standing with hands in anjali mudra, the gesture of total devotion, which Hanuman personifies. His tail arches around the back of his head and his face shows considerable softness from centuries of ritual puja use.


Hanuman Bronze Figure, India, left side
Hanuman Bronze Figure, India, back view
Hanuman Bronze Figure, India, right view

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