Cave 8, West Jamb

Phase II, after 465 AD
Yungang Grottoes, Datong

This deva is difficult to identify; local signage assigns it to "a boy form of Vishnu, Kumaraka, riding on a peacock, and carrying a chicken in its hands." But Vishnu rides on Garuda, not a peacock; more likely this figure is a Buddhist redention of Skanda, the warrior son (Kumaraka) of Shiva, riding on his peacock and displaying the sun and moon in his hands.