Fragmentary standing figure of Vishnu

On display

In this early Gupta style image, Vishnu is represented as a four-armed, princely figure wearing a crown, garland and jewellery.

Details

  • Title

    Fragmentary standing figure of Vishnu

  • Associated place

    Mathura (place of creation)
  • Date

    4th century AD (AD 301 - 400)
    Gupta Period (AD 320 - 600)
  • Material and technique

    pink sandstone

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    with pole 62 x 35 x 19 cm max. (height x width x depth)
    without pole 52 x 35 x 19 cm max. (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Purchased with the assistance of the the Art Fund, the Friends of the Ashmolean Museum, and the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund, 1996.

  • Museum location

    Ground floor | Gallery 12 | India to AD 600
  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1996.77

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Glossary of terms

Vishnu

Further reading

Ahuja, Naman, Art and Archaeology of Ancient India: Earliest Times to the Sixth Century (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2018), no. 117

Topsfield, Andrew, ‘Indian Art at the Ashmolean Museum’, Oriental Art, 43/4, (Winter 1997-1998), p. 28, illus. p. 25 fig. 7

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