This piece of artwork depicts the indian god Vishnu. The defining features of this piece that make this Vishnu are the mace, lotus flower, and conch shell. Vishnu is seen having a mace to show mental and physical strength - the mace can be seen in his top left hand. The lotus flower symbolizes liberation and Vishnu can be seen standing on it to show his power in his existence. The last thing, and the most important, is the conch shell which brings the 'om', or the creation sound. All of these features are important because Vishnu is the god of stability and order.