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18c Indian bronze VISHNU & LAKSHMI: Lakshmi-Narayana

18c Indian bronze VISHNU & LAKSHMI: Lakshmi-Narayana


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1800: Item # 1392035
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18th century small votive Indian bronze sculpture of Vishnu sitting with one foot pendant on high lotus base, many-headed naga (cobra) with its hood stretched protectively over his head, and holding Lakshmi on his left knee (usual name for this grouping is Lakshmi-Narayana). His hand is in abhaya (no fear) mudra, while Lakshmi is holding lotus flower in her hand. Beautiful casting and detailing of bronze with high copper contents, great patina, wonderful devotional wear on the front. Height 2 1/16 inches.