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Standing figure of Viṣṇu carved in buff-coloured sandstone.
The four-armed god wears a high crown and holds a discus and mace; the lower-right arm is broken; the other is in varadamudrā, the gesture of granting boons. The image frame is carved with attendant figures and the ten incarnations of the god.
- Found/Acquired: India, Provenance unrecorded, possibly from Khajurāho (north)
- (Asia,South Asia,India)
- Height: 127 centimetres (approx)
Purchased by John Bridge at the Stuart sale at Christie's in June, 1830. The collection was given to the British Museum in 1872 by Mrs John Bridge and his nieces, Miss Fanny Bridge and Mrs Edgar Baker, on the death that year of George Bridge, brother of John Bridge.
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Object reference number: RRI823
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