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Attendant figure representing Gada-Nari (personification of the great mace of the God Vishnu)

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Title: Attendant figure representing Gada-Nari (personification of the great mace of the God Vishnu)
Author(s): Sotheby's
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: North Indian Dynasties-- Bronzes N. India - General;copper/bronze;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: This figure would have originally come from a group with the central figure of Vishnu, the smaller figures of Gada-nari and Cakra-purusa to either side (personifications of the God Vishnu's great weapons, the mace (gada) and war discus (cakra). Standing on a tiered rectangular base, wearing a necklet and long pendant between her breasts, with large circular earrings and diadem, her hair worn in a bun to the right side of her head, her plump face with copper lips and silver-inlaid eyes, her right hand holding a fly-whisk, two long garlands hang over her arms, round her back, and fall almost to her feet, wearing armlets and a jewelled girdle, with semi-circular aureole withich continues to her shoulders, flat support also behind her legs. -- 19 5/8 in. (49.8 cm.), Punjab Hills, c. 12th century.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-945


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