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Standing Saint Figure

Asian Art

This image of a devotee of the Hindu god, Shiva, may represent the hunter saint, Kannapan, who always has a chignon at the top of his head, wears a moustache and beard, and carries a dagger at his side. Kannapan is one of the few saints who became important enough to have a temple dedicated to him in his home town of Kalahasti, north of Madras.

MEDIUM Granite
DATES 13th century
DYNASTY Chola Dynasty
DIMENSIONS 57 1/4 x 18 in. (145.4 x 45.7 cm)
COLLECTIONS Asian Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1992.262
CREDIT LINE Gift of Martha M. Green
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