Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Legs in Himalayan Art

Deities: Physical Features Page

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Description (below)
- Three Moods (Peaceful, Semi, Wrathful)
- Subject: Posture
--- Seated
--- Standing
--- Kneeling
--- Dancing
--- Other
- Number of Legs (Deities)
- Deities With No Legs: Rahula, Manju Nagaraksha, Naga Figures
- Trampled Deities
- Leg Hand Attributes
- Leg Decorations
- Footprint Paintings, Sculpture
- Confusions
- Others...

- Legs in Himalayan Art
- Arms in Himalayan Art
- Heads in Himalayan Art

Legs are complicated subjects in Himalayan art primarily because of religious iconography and the many variable standing and seated postures. The subjects that directly relate to a figurative form are the three moods and animal featured for the general shape of the legs. Seated, standing or kneeling are the three main postures. Considerations unrelated to the overall figure are legs as hand attributes and decorations.

Jeff Watt 11-2023

(The images below are only a selection of examples from the links above).