Fine Indian Grey Granite Figure of Vishnu
48 x 23 x 8 1/2 in.
Note: Vishnu is part of the trimurti (or trinity) which is the triple deity of supreme divinity in Hinduism. The trimurti is represented by Brahma, the creator; Vishnu, the preserver; and Shiva the destroyer. Vishnu's role in Hinduism is to preserve the world. He is periodically called upon to descend to earth to combat some great evil and consequently is often shown holding martial implements. In his raised left hand, he holds a conch shell battle trumpet. His lower left hand rests on his thigh. His upper right hand holds a war discus, and his lower right hand is raised in abhayamudra, the gesture of reassurance and safety. Framing the god's head and high crown is a halo with stylized flames around the edge.
Good overall condition, slightly weathered surface with mossy encrustations.
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