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Vishnu stands with a slight sway to his body with his right hip thrust out, the tribhangha of “thrice bent pose.”  He has four hands to carry his attributes, his front two hold a lotus bud and a conch.  The back two hang down and rather than carry his two weapons are placed on personified figures of them.  At is right is the personified club and on his left his discus.   He wears a diaphanous lower cloth that is so sheer, it appears almost invisible, only the folds of the garment are articulated.  He wears a long garland down almost to his feet and a sacred thread to his waist.  He also wears various pieces of jewelry, including armlets, large earrings and an elaborate crown.  The whole is quite worn due to the way the image has been handled by devotees, who have touched it and applied various substances to it.  His eyes had been inlayed with silver to add  a certain realism to the piece.<br />
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Vishnu with two attendants
9th century
Museum purchase, Acquisition Fund
Two central figures are on a large snake; one a reclining blue-skinned figure, the other a seated female to his right. The female figure is holding his feet. A lotus flower grows out of his navel and from the lotus, a four-headed figure. The background is a landscape.
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Vishnu on Ananta
18th century
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink