<em>Standing Vishnu</em>, 9th–10th century. Copper alloy, 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Cynthia Hazen Polsky, 80.278.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 80.278.1_SL1.jpg)

Standing Vishnu

Medium: Copper alloy

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:9th–10th century

Dimensions: 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm) mount (with object): 9 1/2 × 4 × 3 1/4 in. (24.1 × 10.2 × 8.3 cm)


Museum Location: Asian Galleries, Arts of the Himalayas, 2nd floor


Accession Number: 80.278.1

Image: 80.278.1_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Four armed Vishnu, standing on a undecorated rectagonal base. the god is crowned and adorned with jeweled earrings, necklaces, girdle, armlets and bracelets, and a stylized flame halo. In his hand she holds his attributes: The flamed cakra (wheel), boss (representing the lotus), conch and mace (which isnow missing from his upper left hand). The graceful rendedering of the dhoti, patterned with an incied stripe and dot pattern, and the scar draped at his hips, holding the sacred thread which axtends from his left shoulder in place, in contrast to the hieratic posture of the figure are aspects of the subtlety of early Nepalese bronzes.

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