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Vishnu (preserver god)

National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi

This figure of the four -armed Vishnu is standing in varada-mudra (gesture of bestowing gifts) on a pedestal. He is holding the chakra (wheel), sankha (conch) and gada (mace) in his hands. Śri-Devi and Bhu-Devi are standing to his right and left respectively. Śri-Devi and Bhu-Devi are shown holding the stem of a lotus flower rising to their left shoulders. On a flat rectangular projection in front, is Garuda facing Vishnu.

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  • Title: Vishnu (preserver god)
  • Date Created: 10th - 11th Century CE
  • Location: Eastern India
  • Physical Dimensions: Ht. 33.0 cm., Wd. 19.3 cm., Dep. 10.5 cm.
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Dynasty: Pala

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