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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Indian, Bihar, Pala period
Title:The God Vishnu
Date Made:10th-11th century
Type:Sculpture
Materials:Schist
Measurements:Overall: 24 in x 15 in x 6 1/2 in; 61 cm x 38.1 cm x 16.5 cm; Base: 4 in x 17 in x 7 in; 10.2 cm x 43.2 cm x 17.8 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1961.140
Credit Line:Museum purchase
1961-140.jpg

Description:
On this stele, Vishnu, the preserver, is represented with his attributes: the mace, the conch, and the discus or wheel.

Tags:
Hinduism; portraits; religion; deities; South Asian; sculpture

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