Muscular Garuda

Candi Sukuh

A muscular Garuda (man-bird), with uplifted arm, wings, and bird feet, stands to the right of the pyramid platform. The loss of his head and other material makes it difficult to give a convincing account of this figure, which should not necessarily be identified with the Garuda who is Vishnu's mount. Perhaps it is a chronogram, like the Garuda on the following page.