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A rare green stone figure of Vishnu
A rare green stone figure of Vishnu

KASHMIR, 8TH CENTURY

Details
A rare green stone figure of Vishnu Kashmir, 8th century Powerfully carved in the round in gently swayed tribhanga, holding his conch and a lotus flowerhead, wearing a finely fitted dhoti, armlets, necklaces and an elaborate tiara, his face with a benign expression and backed by an ovoid smoothly polished halo 10½ in. (26.5 cm.) high
Provenance
Gift from Nasli Heeramaneck, 1968

Lot Essay

This is a superb example of its type, expressively carved and subtly blending purity of form with intricate detail

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