Standing image of a deity, possibly Vishnu, crowned and haloed. The figure wears a necklace and shear robe across which passes the sacred thread. Although both arms are broken it is clear from his right side that the figure was originally four armed. The feet are missing. On the back is the remains of a strap-like element which must have functioned to hold the image upright. The figure has very pronounced broad shoulders and thin waist. Made of very dense copper alloy (possibly containing silver). Cast bronze.
- Made in: Bangladesh (?)
- (Asia,South Asia,Bangladesh)
- Height: 16 centimetres
- Width: 5 centimetres (max)
- Depth: 2.5 centimetres
The figure is quite worn. Parts of the arms are missing. The feet and base are also missing.
Possibly from the Otto Karow Collection, according to the donor.
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Object reference number: RRI34032
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