Figure of the war god Skanda

On display

A son of Shiva, Skanda (or Karttikeya) is associated with the peacock.

Details

  • Title

    Figure of the war god Skanda

  • Associated place

    Swat (place of creation)
  • Date

    5th - 6th century AD (AD 401 - 600)
    Gupta Period (AD 320 - 600)
  • Material and technique

    steatite

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    18 x 9.6 x 3.7 cm max. (height x width x depth)
    with mount 21.5 x 9.6 x 4.3 cm max. (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Douglas and Mary Barrett, 2013.

  • Museum location

    Ground floor | Gallery 12 | India to AD 600
  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA2013.64

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Further reading

Ahuja, Naman, Art and Archaeology of Ancient India: Earliest Times to the Sixth Century (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2018), no. 66

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