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Indian Art

 

Ayyanar on an elephant. 16th century, Thanjavur district.

Ayyanar is the son of Shiva and Mohini, an avatar of Vishnu. He is often represented riding an elephant or a horse.

Ayyanar and Aiyappan are the same celibate deity who’s worshipped in Sabrimala.
From Chennai Museum.