Online Collection

Collections



Asian Art Museum Logo
The Hindu deity Vishnu with attendants
Place of Origin: India, Rajasthan state, Kota region
Date: 800-1000
Materials: Sandstone
Dimensions: H. 22 in x W. 23 in x D. 5 1/2 in, H. 55.9 cm x W. 58.4 cm x D. 14 cm
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: South Asian Art
Collection: Sculpture
Object Number: B63S48+
On Display: No

Description

Label: Vishnu is shown with four arms symbolizing his superhuman power. He holds implements usually associated with him: a club, war discus, and a conch shell. On either side of Vishnu are female figures, which may represent his wives, holding lotuses by long stems. Below Vishnu are very small personifications of his conch shell and war discus, each holding the respective items.

More Information

Exhibition History: "Hindu Deities", San Francisco International Airport, United Terminal, August 10, 2012 - March 4, 2013
Label: Vishnu is shown with four arms symbolizing his superhuman power. He holds implements usually associated with him: a club, war discus, and a conch shell. On either side of Vishnu are female figures, which may represent his wives, holding lotuses by long stems. Below Vishnu are very small personifications of his conch shell and war discus, each holding the respective items.
Exhibition History: "Hindu Deities", San Francisco International Airport, United Terminal, August 10, 2012 - March 4, 2013