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The Hindu deity Vishnu with attendants
Place of Origin: India, Uttar Pradesh state
Date: 800-1000
Materials: Sandstone
Dimensions: H. 28 1/2 in x W. 16 1/2 in x D. 8 in, H. 72.4 cm x W. 41.9 cm x D. 20.3 cm
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: South Asian Art
Collection: Sculpture
Object Number: B60S413
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 him are much smaller representations of his two wives, and various worshippers and attendants. Images made in central India, such as this one, are usually of sandstone that cannot accept the very sharp and detailed carving of the black stone of eastern India.

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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 him are much smaller representations of his two wives, and various worshippers and attendants. Images made in central India, such as this one, are usually of sandstone that cannot accept the very sharp and detailed carving of the black stone of eastern India.
Exhibition History: "Hindu Deities", San Francisco International Airport, United Terminal, August 10, 2012 - March 4, 2013