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Ancient India Stone Sculpture Doorway Fret

Ancient India Stone Sculpture Doorway Fret

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Pre 1492: Item # 1406873
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An 11th Century stone sculpture used as a doorway fret. Images of female dieties In the relief sculpture, chief image is a female holding a petaled flower and surrounded by other gods. Narasimha (Sanskrit: Narasiṃha, man-lion) is an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu, one who incarnates in the form of part lion and part man to destroy evil and end religious persecution and calamity on Earth, thereby restoring Dharma.

Date: 11th century Provenance: Handley Collection

Dimensions:19" tall X 9" wide X 8" deep with stand, 15" tall X 8" wide X 5" deep