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.