Vishnu, Stone, India (Jammu and Kashmir, ancient kingdom of Kashmir)

Vishnu

Date:
ca. second half of the 7th century
Culture:
India (Jammu and Kashmir, ancient kingdom of Kashmir)
Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H. 18 3/4 in. (47.6 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of John and Evelyn Kossak, The Kronos Collections, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.462.9
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 237
The rendering of musculature and handling of complex drapery make this a superb example of the sculptural sophistication of seventh-century Kashmiri art. The jewelry and crown styles are a response to Gupta-period conventions of sixth-century northern India.
Mr. and Mrs. John Kossak , New York (until 1982; donated to MMA)