Works of Art



Torso of a deity possibly Vishnu

Madhya Pradesh, India, circa 10th-11th century


Height 18 ¾ in, 48 cm

Provenance: Dr Johanna Nestor, Austrian ambassador to India, 1966—1970


The elegant torso of a deity was most likely that of Vishnu. An intricate girdle interspersed with cloth and festoons of jewels hangs almost symmetrically down his thighs.

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