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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1957,0216.1

  • Description

    Stele of Viṣṇu and Lakṣmī carved in a beige sandstone.

    Viṣṇu is shown with four arms carrying, in his right hands, a lotus tendril and a conch (śaṅkha); in his left hands he has a club (gadā) and discus (cakra). Lakṣmī is two-armed and sits on Viṣṇu's lap with one leg pendant. The couple are shown seated on Garuḍa.

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  • Date

    • 11thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 56 centimetres
    • Width: 31.5 centimetres
    • Depth: 15.5 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Nāgarī
      • Inscription Position

        base
      • Inscription Language

        Bundelkhandi
      • Inscription Transliteration

        ṣajuḥ
      • Inscription Comment

        Find-spot information added in the nineteenth century.
  • Location

    G33/Ind/case10

  • Exhibition history

    2010 Aug 4 – Nov 15, China, Shanghai Museum, ‘India: The Art of the Temple’

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1957

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1957,0216.1

Stele of Vi??u and Lak?mi carved in a beige sandstone. 

Vi??u is shown with four arms carrying, in his right hands, a lotus tendril and a conch (sa?kha); in his left hands he has a club (gada) and discus (cakra). Lak?mi is two-armed and sits on Vi??u's lap with one leg pendant. The couple are shown seated on Garu?a.

Stele of Vi??u and Lak?mi carved in a beige sandstone. Vi??u is shown with four arms carrying, in his right hands, a lotus tendril and a conch (sa?kha); in his left hands he has a club (gada) and discus (cakra). Lak?mi is two-armed and sits on Vi??u's lap with one leg pendant. The couple are shown seated on Garu?a.

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