Watercolour painting on paper of Janardana, a form of Viṣṇu. The painting shows a sculpture of Janardana in black stone, which according to the inscription was found at Gaya. Janardana stands upright with four arms. He holds a mace, a conch, a sword (?) and one hand is in varada Mudrā. Surrounding Janardana are two chauri (fly-whisk) bearers and above him are two celestial musicians. The plinth of the sculpture is decorated with half-lotus flowers. The painting is surrounded by a yellow border.
- Painted in: Patna (?)
- (Asia,South Asia,India,Bihar (state),Patna)
- Found/Acquired: India
- (Asia,South Asia,India)
- Height: 46.6 centimetres
- Width: 29.8 centimetres
Inscription Positionlower border
Inscription ContentJanardan, a form of Vishnu at Gaya.
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Object reference number: RFI79
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