Tibetan Statue of Garuda is made in Nepal by statue artists. Garuda is a golden-winged bird. They are one of the Aagatya, the eight classes of inhuman beings, according to Buddhism.
They are shown in Buddhist art as sitting and listening to the Buddha’s lectures. The Nagas (snakes) are their foes, and they are sometimes represented with a serpent between their claws. Buddhist traditions use both zoomorphic (large eagle-like bird) and partially anthropomorphic (half-bird, part human) iconography.
The Garuda is a gigantic predatory bird in Buddhism. They’re also known as supra, which means “well-winged, having good wings.” They, like the Nagas, blend animal and heavenly traits and are thought to be among the lowest of the devas.
The Garudas have rulers and cities, and at least some of them possess the magical ability to transform into human shapes while dealing with humans.
|Size||30 x 18 x 11cm|