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Standing Figure of Vishnu

Asian Art

MEDIUM Gilt bronze (high copper content)
  • Place Made: Nepal
  • DATES 10th century
    DIMENSIONS 9 11/16 in. (24.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Frederic B. Pratt
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    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
    IMAGE front, 29.18_front_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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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).
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