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This painting was chosen
80%
of the time over other paintings.

There might be a slight positive correlation between experience and favorability in this painting; The more a person knows about Indian Paintings, the more likely they are to like this painting! Jump to graph

Men slightly favor this painting. Jump to graph

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Caption: Vishnu on Garuda Northern India (Punjab Hills, probably Nurpur), ca. 1725 or earlier Opaque watercolor, silver and gold on paper Overall: 8 11/16 x 5 3/4 in. (22.1 x 14.6 cm) Brooklyn Museum. Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.227.140

Label: The Hindu god Vishnu is celebrated for saving the world from terrible dangers. He is always shown with blue skin and holding a discus, a conch shell, a mace, and a lotus flower. He swoops down from heaven on an eagle named Garuda, who has four arms in this image, two of which hold vessels that probably contain the nectar of immortality. In one story, Garuda gains the respect of the gods when he delivers the nectar without actually tasting it himself.

Biggest Reactions

These groups differed the most from the average rating

25-34 y.o. women with "no experience" 18-24 y.o. women with "some experience" 25-34 y.o. women with "some experience" 45-54 y.o. women with "some experience" 18-24 y.o. women with "more than a little experience"
Liked this painting:          
Preferred others:
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Experience

There might be a slight positive correlation between experience and favorability in this painting; The more a person knows about Indian Paintings, the more likely they are to like this painting!

Not so much Some More than a little Above average Expert
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Age

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Gender

Men slightly favor this painting.

Women Men
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* We have low confidence in this metric because relatively few people in this group (less than 50) rated this object.

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