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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1967,1215.1

  • Description

    A bronze figure of a crowned Viṣṇu, wide shoulders and a narrow waist, seated in lalitasana on a stepped throne with vertical side bars for a prabhamandala now lost; his drapery or veshti is draped over the front of the throne; he is four-armed with a conch and chakra, one hand in varada mudra and the other on his left calf; there are the remains of an inlaid gold shrivatsa (?) on his upper left chest area.

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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 950 (circa)
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 350 millimetres
    • Width: 274 millimetres
    • Depth: 235 millimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Dehejia 2002 cat 39, p. 174 and p. 177 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G33/Ind/case35

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    26 Jul-18 Nov, 2007: Barcelona, CaixaForum, L'Escultura en els Temples Indis. L'Art de Devocio.

    The Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India (Sackler Gallery [Wash. DC] 2002, Dallas, 2002, Cleveland Museum of Art 2002)

  • Condition

    In the photograph published by Dehejia 2002 the small gold inlay on the chest of the figure seems to have been electronically removed in the preparation of the plate.

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1967

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1967,1215.1

A bronze figure of a crowned Vishnu, wide shoulders and a narrow waist, seated in lalitasana on a stepped throne with vertical side bars for a prabhamandala now lost; his drapery or veshti is draped over the front of the throne; he is four-armed with a conch and chakra, one hand in varada mudra and the other on his left calf; there are the remains of an inlaid gold shrivatsa (?) on his upper left chest area.

A bronze figure of a crowned Vishnu, wide shoulders and a narrow waist, seated in lalitasana on a stepped throne with vertical side bars for a prabhamandala now lost; his drapery or veshti is draped over the front of the throne; he is four-armed with a conch and chakra, one hand in varada mudra and the other on his left calf; there are the remains of an inlaid gold shrivatsa (?) on his upper left chest area.

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