Almost life size, this stylized face was probably placed upon a shaft and used as a religious standard at a temple. The face consists of almost a perfect circle with large ears to either side. His mouth is open showing tiny saw tooth like teeth with large canines at either end. His eyes are large and wide open with huge circular pupils and a heavy eyebrows and luxurious moustache. Horizontal lines on his forehead are signs of a follower of Shiva.
Subrahmanya (also known as Karttikeya, Kumara, etc.)
Artist Unknown, India, South India
Subrahmanya stands on a tiered base which starts square and sloped, then is square and straight up and then round sloped with an incised decoration, then flanged out as a base for the figure to stand. He stands in an unbending pose and has four hands. Reading in a clockwise direction form the right front hand they are: in a reassuring gesture [abhyaya mudra], holding a vajra [a symbol of lightening], holding a symbol of a spear [actually what can be read as the head of the spear], and in a gesture of giving [varada mudra]. He wears a lung from his waist decorated with incised pattern and a lot of jewelry including belts with pendants, necklaces a decorated beaded sacred thread, large earring and an elaborate crown.
Jaina altar piece of the 24 [Caturvimsati] Jinas: with standing nude figure of Mahavira cast in the round occupying central area of base, flanked by small tirthankaras; incsribed but unread. From Mysore, Karnataka.