Therianthropic Conception of Garuda Statue and Relief

  • Ranang Agung Sugihartono, Dharsono, Guntur


Indonesian temples have many artifacts of Garuda statues and reliefs that tell the story of Garudeya. Garuda has been an important figure for the Indonesian people since the period of Indonesian-Hindu culture. Its existence and the uniqueness visualization of Garuda are interesting to be studed about the conception of its visualization. This type of research is a qualitative descriptive, and the objects of the study are Garuda sculpture and relief. Data collection uses the method of observation, documentation and literature study, which are then processed using qualitative data analysis. The results of study showed that the human form dominates the embodiment of Garuda's statues and reliefs, both on the body, hands and feet. The shape of the animal is only found in the shape of the head. Embodiments of statues and reliefs are also dominated by human ornaments / costumes, both on the head, body, and hands. In addition, Garuda's statue and relief poses appear entirely human poses. This embodiment represents the therianthropic form of the Garuda statue and relief.


How to Cite
Ranang Agung Sugihartono, Dharsono, Guntur. (2020). Therianthropic Conception of Garuda Statue and Relief. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 29(12s), 1460-1470. Retrieved from