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Vishvarupa Vishnu

Date:
6th century
Culture:
India (Jammu and Kashmir, ancient kingdom of Kashmir)
Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H. 7 in. (17.8 cm); W. 6 9/16 in. (16.7 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Cynthia Hazen Polsky, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.506.15
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 237
In this manifestation, Vishnu appears as the supreme Lord with ten arms and three faces. He is attended by his lion and boar avatars, Narasimha and Varaha, along with multiple other forms.
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