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Lovely Lifesize Hindu stone head of Vishnu, Central India, c. 11th. c.

Lovely Lifesize Hindu stone head of Vishnu, Central India, c. 11th. c.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1492: Item # 1464772
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An early medieval period Hindu red sandstone head of Vishnu, lifesize depiction, Central India, 10th.-12th. century AD.

The Vishnu head with the typical almond shaped eyes and a particularly fine and serene expression. The head is about realistic size of a human head so large and heavy. He wears an elaborate crown and was likley part of a larger figural construction. Nicely mounted on a square wooden block, quite heavy and nicely made by Danish craftsman, using copper as well.

Size: 29 cm. tall and 49 cm. when mounted.

Condition: Choice and intact for the age and the sandstone material. The head has not been cleaned as so often seen, it retains it's attractive greyish brown patina over the light red stone.

Ex. Danish private Collection.