Aiyanar

This is a bronze figure of Aiyanar. The figure represents the god with an elaborate 'prabha' (halo) on which even the sun and the moon are delineated.Aiyanar’s representation as a horse rider captures his role as a guardian who will perennially take his rounds protecting the village boundaries.

Date/Period
18th century
Region
Tamil Nadu, South India
Accession No.
1995-03873
Material
Bronze
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Bronze