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Vishnu,

East India, Bengal

Pala Period, 11th – 12th

Bronze with strong green patina

Height: 79,5 cm.

 

Description:

Standing Vishnu on a double lotus separate base.  The deity, has four arms.  The upper ones are holding two flowers making up a long necklace, with stems flanking and surrounding the body and joining on the knees.

The mandala is formed by phitomorphic motifs and flames and a makara crowning the top.  Long earrings adorned with flowers.

 

Originally, this piece must be a part of a set with two servants attached as shown on a similar model which can be seen in the Cleveland Museum, reference: 1964.453

 

 
 
                                                                                                   Frontal and back view
 
 
 
 
                                                                          Close up face
 
 

 

         
                                                                                                                                    
 

       

                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Different  views of the sculpture.

 

 

 

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