India, Karnataka or Tamil Nadu
7th-early 8th century
Copper alloy
H. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm); 1979.11



Artist Comments

Yong Soon Min

I'm a sucker for those love handles! I have to confess that this is what most attracts me to this figure. They're so pronounced and give this otherwise stiff statue a human and, I dare say, an endearingly humble and even humorous quality. Everything else about its physical features is rather bluntly though vigorously defined with straightforward lines. Its large hands also lend a rather boyish, gangly quality of one who is yet to attain full maturity.