Country: IndiaType: SculptureName: Bas-relief of VishnuMaterial: Stucco-CeramicPeriod: Gupta Empire (late 3rd Century - Middle 6th Century)Datation: C. 712
stucco-ceramic torso of Vishnu standing in front of the mandorla, a pleated belt on his hips, his head identifies Vishnu thanks to the mitre shaped headdress. The treatment of facial features is characteristic of the classic stylistic of the Gupta period. (Small accidents and few visible gaps) The iconography of this torso of Vishnu shows him in his primary form, the surface was probably created by painting the black clay and then polishing it.
Height (cms): 44Length (cms): 22Depth (cms): 10Test: TL Laboratory Kotalla 04R0721118 Provenance: Former private collection Luxembourgeoise C. Mines acquired by the grandfather of the current owner in the late 1970s.Bibliography: Quite Similar piece to the Brooklyn Musueum see photo
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