Rectangular plaque with a figure of Viṣṇu carved in grey sandstone.
The god, rendered in a folkish style, is shown crowned and holding a club (gadā) and discus (cakra) in his lower hands and a conch (śaṅkha) and an indistinct object, possibly a lotus, in his upper hands. Fire scorched, subsequently cleaned.
- 11thC (circa)
- Found/Acquired: India, Provenance unrecorded, possibly Madhyadeśa
- (Asia,South Asia,India)
- Height: 19 centimetres
- Length: 9 centimetres
16 December 2009
Reason for treatment
Remove fire damage by cleaning with the laser.
The relief is a made from sandstone and carved in shallow relief. The piece has been fire-damaged as it was in a house fire. Most of the fire-damage is around the bottom edge and to the proper right side. The fire-damage has made the sandstone look 'shiny' and obviously the blackened surface is unslightly.
The fire-damage was successfully removed using the departments Nd:YAG cleaning laser at 1064nm wavelength with water. The carbon was removed to a degree where the object can now be displayed.
Rectangular plaque of standstone carved in a folkish style with a standing figure of Vi??u. The god is shown crowned and holds his usual attribute: a club (gada) and a discus (cakra) in his lower hands, a conch (sa?kha) and an indistinct object (possibly a lotus) in his upper hands.
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Object reference number: RRI13612
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