Yali pillar ; 10th Century; Gupta, India. Sandstone.

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A 10th century Sandstone Yali pillar
Gupta, India.

Yali figures are believed to act as guardians and protectors, shielding a temple from threats.
Yalis were also considered divine vehicles for deities, and were used to signify heroism and the elemental forces of nature, tamed and controlled by being incorporated into architecture and sculpture.

35” tall ( 38” on metal stand)
8” wide (9” stand)
10” deep (9” stand)

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