A BLACK SCHIST SCULPTURE WITH VISHNU
India, Bihar, Pala, 11th-12th century
The standing deity in a dynamic position with the pelvis moved to the left, four arms only partially preserved, wearing pectorals and bracelets, the hips covered by the antariya cloth fastened by a belt, on the head an imposing tiara adorned with palmettes, behind the head a circular halo.
94 cm high
Provenance: Italian private collection.
Together with Shiva and Bhrama, Vishnu is one of the main deities of the large Hindu pantheon, guardian of life, creator, protector and transformer of the entire universe.
Auction: Auction 100
Piazza Lovatelli 1, Roma, 00186, Italy
Bertolami Fine Arts s.r.l. - Piazza Lovatelli, 1 - 00186 Roma - Italia
Bertolami Fine Arts Ltd - 68 Crockford Park Road | Addlestone KT15 2LU - United Kingdom
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