Marble Dattatreya

Size:

Base 43 x 21 x 6cm; 76 cm high

Weight 50kg

Region:

Varanasi, India

Material:

Marble

Condition:

Good, some pieces are glued

Description:

18/19th century

Dattatreya, a Sannyasi (monk) and one of the lords of Yoga in Hinduism.

In many regions of India and Nepal, he is considered a deity. In Maharashtra, he is a syncretistic deity, considered to be an avatar (incarnation) of the three Hindu gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, collectively known as Trimurti.

In the temples of southern Maharashtra, Varanasi and in the Himalayas, his iconography shows him with one head and two hands and a cow.

He is typically dressed as a simple monk almost naked

He is shown with a cow

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