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Vishvarupa Vishnu

6th century
India (Jammu and Kashmir, ancient kingdom of Kashmir)
H. 7 in. (17.8 cm); W. 6 9/16 in. (16.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Cynthia Hazen Polsky, 1986
Accession Number:
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.
Cynthia Hazen Polsky , New York (until 1986; donated to MMA)
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