CARVED BLACK BASALT STELE OF VISHNU,    North Eastern India, Pala Period.  11th or 12th Century
CARVED BLACK BASALT STELE OF VISHNU,    North Eastern India, Pala Period.  11th or 12th Century

CARVED BLACK BASALT STELE OF VISHNU, North Eastern India, Pala Period. 11th or 12th Century

1100 to 1200 India

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£38,000 gbp
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A carved figure of Vishnu standing in samapadasana, holding a lotus, mace chakra and conch, dressed in a short striated dhoti and embellished with various necklaces, and bracelets. The serene countenance has a bow-shaped mouth and elongated eyes, surmounted by a tall conical headdress. Vishnu is flanked by Bhudevi holding a lotus and Shridevi playing the vina, and surrounded by celestial garland bearers, a pair of yalis and roundels depicting the ten avatars of Vishnu, surmounted by a kirttimukha. Each figure stands on a double lotus base, the whole supported by an integrated base fronted by Garuda. Presented on a modern black-painted wooden stand.
Dimensions
Height 90.00 cm (35.43 inches)
Width 36.00 cm (14.17 inches)
Depth 13.00 cm (5.12 inches)
Stock Code
14944
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