Indra and Indrani

carved wood
Nepal, 16th cent.
high: 51 cm.

Indra, the god of the Rain and Thunder, has always been very popular in Nepal, where he was essential for good rice-crops. He sits with his spouse Indrani under a rich toran (prabhamandala), with a large Garuda in top and left and right two makaras. Their throne is supported by two elephants.


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