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Standing Figure of Vishnu

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, Arts of the Himalayas, 2nd floor
MEDIUM Gilt bronze (high copper content)
  • Place Made: Nepal
  • DATES 10th century
    DIMENSIONS 9 11/16 in. (24.6 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Frederic B. Pratt
    PROVENANCE Prior to 1929, provenance not yet documented; by 1929, acquired by Frederic B. Pratt of Brooklyn; 1929, gift of Frederic B. Pratt to the Brooklyn Museum.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Standing figure of Vishnu with four arms holding his attributes: wheel (chakra), club (gada), conch (sankha) and two bosses in the main right hand replacing the god's lotus. Condition: some gilt gone or uneven, most stone inlay now missing, and the club held in the upper left hand is bent. Figure does not have its own base. Condition 5/23/83: Surface gilding is uneven. Most of the semi-precious inlaid stones are missing. Attribute in figures' upper left hand is bent inward, but intact. Figure does not have its own base (AGP).
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, Arts of the Himalayas, 2nd floor
    CAPTION Standing Figure of Vishnu, 10th century. Gilt bronze (high copper content), 9 11/16 in. (24.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Frederic B. Pratt, 29.18. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 29.18_front_PS11.jpg)
    IMAGE front, 29.18_front_PS11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2022
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