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Vishnu with Lakshmi and Garuda

National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi

Vishnu can be seen standing in samapada on a high double inverted lotus pedestal. In his four hands he carries the padma, gada, chakra and sankha in a clockwise direction. His eyes are inlaid with silver. To his right is Lakshmi (goddess of wealth) in a tribhanga while holding a lotus and to his left is Garuda, his vahana, in a human form holding a naga. On the columns near Vishnu's head are seated Brahma with his three bearded heads and Siva holding trident.

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  • Title: Vishnu with Lakshmi and Garuda
  • Date Created: 12th Century CE
  • Location: Northern India
  • Physical Dimensions: Ht. 26.5 cm., Wd. 14.5 cm., Dep. 8.4 cm.
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Dynasty: Pratihara

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