University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-130-152
Current Location: On Loan
Culture:Indian
Provenience: India
Section:Asian
Materials:Stone
Iconography:Vishnu
Snake
Naga
Sheshanaga
Height: 11 cm
Length: 35 cm
Width: 24.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Description

Black stone relief. Vishnu with ten arms lying under a nine headed naga hood known as Sheshanaga. The braided bodies of the snakes form an oval around Vishnu. The most famous of these "pool" sculptures is in Nepal at Budhanilkantha Temple.


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