Garuda is a legendary bird or bird-like creature in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain faith. He is variously the vehicle mount [vahana] of the Hindu god Vishnu.
Garuda is described as the king of birds and a kite-like figure. He is shown either in zoomorphic form [giant bird with partially open wings] or an anthropomorphic form [man with wings and some bird features]. Garuda is generally a protector with the power to swiftly go anywhere, ever watchful and an enemy of the serpents. At the same time, he is also considered the protector of the Buddhist teachings [Dharmapala].
The age is difficult to determine. As the heavily worn surface shows, this thogcha has probably been worn on the body for many many years.
|Measurements:||3.8 x 4.7 x 0.8|
|Price:||43 $ | 40 €|
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