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Torso of Vishnu

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaSouth-east Asia Cambodia (place of creation)
    6th - 7th century AD (AD 501 - 700)
    Material and technique
    with mount 44 x 17 x 9 cm max. (height x width x depth)
    35 x 17 x 9 cm max. (height x width x depth)
    Material index
    Technique index
    formed carved,
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    Credit line
    Purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund, 2000.
    Accession no.
  • Further reading

    London: Asia House Gallery, Autumn 1978, The Ideal Image: The Gupta Sculptural Tradition and its Influence, Pratapaditya Pal, ed. (New York: Asia Society in association with J. Weatherhill, 1978), no. 88 on p. 132

    New York: Asia House Gallery, 1969, Ancient Cambodian Sculpture, Sherman E. Lee, ed. (New York: Asia Society, distributed by New York Graphic Society, 1969), no. 4

    London: Hayward Gallery, October 2003-January 2004, Saved!: 100 years of the National Art Collections Fund, Richard Verdi and others, eds (London: Hayward Gallery and the National Art Collections Fund in association with Scala, 2003), no. 215 on p. 270



  • Vishnu

    Vishnu is, with Shiva, one of the two most important gods in later Hinduism. He is regarded as sustainer of the universe and maintainer of order. Assuming various forms (avatars), he restores the balance of good and evil in the world.


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