Vishnu with Avatars

Historical period(s)
Pala-Sena dynasty, 11th century
Medium
Black schist
Dimensions
H x W x D: 105.2 x 52.5 x 28.7 cm (41 7/16 x 20 11/16 x 11 5/16 in)
Geography
Bangladesh, Dhaka district
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. David R. Nalin
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1992.59
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Sculpture, Stone
Type

Hindu sculpture

Keywords
asura, Bangladesh, boar, fish, Hinduism, Krishna, Kurma, Matsya, Narasimha, Pala-Sena dynasty (750 - 1100), Parasurama, sudarshana chakra, turtle, Vamana, Varaha, Vishnu, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Susan L. Huntington, John C. Huntington. Leaves from the Bodhi Tree: The Art of Pala India (8th-12th centuries) and Its International Legacy. Exh. cat. Seattle, London, and Dayton, Ohio. .
  • Pratapaditya Pal. Indian Sculpture: Vol II. vol. 2, Los Angeles: University of California Press. .
  • Medieval Sculpture from Eastern India: Selections from the Nalin Collection. Livingston: Nalini International Publications. .
  • Nihar Ranjan Ray. Eastern Indian Bronzes. Lalit Kala Series of Indian Art New Dehli: Lalit Kala Akademi. pp. 1-75.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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