This good-sized image of Vishnu standing has been cast as a single piece in bronze. It has clear signs of age; a pleasing golden-brown patina; and light wear from puja rituals that have softened its contours but left its features intact.
The figure has four arms. His principal right arm is in varada-mudra. The hand of his principal left arm rests on his side in a katyavalambita gesture.
The two upper arms would have held attributes but no longer are these present.
Vishnu wears various fine body ornaments including complex earrings; a dhoti cast with stripes in high relief and with prominent, flowing ribbons; and a tall crown.
The figure stands on a superb dais that comprises two lotus platforms stacked on one another.
Overall, it is a fine and well cast piece with a wonderful colour.
Mitchell, A.G., Hindu Gods and Goddesses, UBSPD, 1982.