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|Collection:||Antiquities - Asia|
|Date:||900 AD - 1100 AD|
This stela, a Hindu image of worship, depicts Vishnu and consorts. Vishnu holds a mace in his right hand, a discus in his left. He wears a high crown, styled after a temple, a decorative feature typical of sculptures of this period in the region. As images of this kind were commissioned to earn merit, the base of the stela shows the devotee and his wife.In the Hindu pantheon of gods, Vishnu is the protector and preserver of order, who would come to earth in various forms to overcome evil and disorder.
|Purchased from Warwickshire Museums Service, 1983.|
|Production Period:||10th century or 11th century|
|Place of Origin:||Bihar, India|
|Place of Excavation:||EASTERN,BIHAR, INDIA|