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Digambara Yaksha Sarvahna, c. 900

India: Karnataka, 875-925
Schist
27-1/2 x 18 x 8-3/4 in. (69.9 x 45.7 x 22.2 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation
F.1975.17.07.S
© The Norton Simon Foundation

On view

The stylistic and morphological similarities between this male figure and the female piece, Digambara Yakshi Kushmandini suggest that they form a pair. While their exact identification is difficult to determine, they conform to a type that is generally identified as male (yaksha) or female (yakshi) attendant figure. Such figures are common in Hindu, Jain and Buddhist art. Digambara Yaksha Sarvahna is a Jain attendant figure.


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