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    Indian Cast Image of Vishnu

    South India
    17th-18th century

    height: 10.6cm, width: 5.6cm, depth: 3.2cm, weight: 251g



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    This image of Vishnu has been cast using the lost wax process as a single piece. It has then been chiselled to provide additional detailing.  It dates to the 17th or 18th century.

    The figure has been cast with four arms. Vishnu is shown standing, holding a chakra and a conch or sankha in his secondary arms. His principal arms are in varada, by his side.

    He wears various body ornaments, a dhoti with prominent, flowing side ribbons decorated with cross-hatching, and a tall crown.

    The image retains good detailing but also ample puja wear from ritual handling and bathing. It is a fine example without losses.


    Mitchell, A.G., Hindu Gods and Goddesses, UBSPD, 1982.

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