Figure of the war god SkandaOn display
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A son of Shiva, Skanda (or Karttikeya) is associated with the peacock.
Figure of the war god Skanda
Date5th - 6th century AD (AD 401 - 600)
Gupta Period (AD 320 - 600)
Material and technique
Dimensions18 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
Bequeathed by Douglas and Mary Barrett, 2013.
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 12 | India to AD 600
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Ahuja, Naman, Art and Archaeology of Ancient India: Earliest Times to the Sixth Century (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2018), no. 66