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Carved Conch with Lakshmi-Narayana

Period:
Pala period
Date:
11th–12th century
Culture:
India (possibly West Bengal) or Bangladesh
Medium:
Shell with silver additions
Dimensions:
H. 8 1/16 in. (20.5 cm); W. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); D. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
Classification:
Shell
Credit Line:
Gift of Evelyn Kossak, The Kronos Collections, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.501.6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 238
The central medallion shows Narayana, a form of Vishnu, seated in a pavilion with his consort Lakshmi.
Dayton Art Institute. "Leaves from the Bodhi Tree: The Art of Pala India (8th–12th c.) and its International Policy," November 11, 1989–January 14, 1990.

Baltimore. Walters Art Museum. "Leaves from the Bodhi Tree: The Art of Pala India (8th–12th c.) and its International Policy," February 17, 1990–April 15, 1990.

Newark Museum. "Leaves from the Bodhi Tree: The Art of Pala India (8th–12th c.) and its International Policy," May 19, 1990–August 26, 1990.

Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago. "Leaves from the Bodhi Tree: The Art of Pala India (8th–12th c.) and its International Policy," October 9, 1990–December 2, 1990.

Nashville. Frist Center for the Visual Arts. "Vishnu: India's Blue-Skinned Savior," February 25, 2011–May 29, 2011.

New York. Brooklyn Museum. "Vishnu: India's Blue-Skinned Savior," June 24, 2011–August 18, 2011.

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