Indian Carved Pink Sandstone Torso of Vishnu, 10th-11th Century For Sale
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Indian Carved Pink Sandstone Torso of Vishnu, 10th-11th Century

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An alluring fragmentary sculpture of the Hindu god Vishnu, carved from pink sandstone, Madhya Pradesh, circa 10th-11th century. Carved from a pink sandstone, Vishnu the Preserver is portrayed in an exaggerated tribhanga (thrice bent) pose. His broad shoulders and slim torso naked save for the garlands of jewels he wears. He wears a dhoti tied and secured with a jeweled belt just under the navel and riding high on the hips, accentuating his narrow waist. Although fragmentary, Vishnu can still be identified by the mace at his side, named Kaumodaki, one of his main attributes. Drilled and mounted on a black painted wooden stand.

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  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Distressed
  • Condition Details
    A fragmentary sculpture, missing 3 of 4 arms, the feet, and head. A stable repaired crack to the torso. Please see photos.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages.
  • Dimensions
    H 14.5 in. x W 7.25 in. x D 4.25 in.H 36.83 cm x W 18.42 cm x D 10.8 cm
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    LU894712267911
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