A Small Bronze Figure of Laxminarayana
South India, 16th/17th Century
Depicting Garuda supporting Vishnu and Lakshmi, Vishnu's arms radiating around him and his consort clasping his waist while Garuda balances them on his hands and tips of his wings, the details well rendered and with a smooth patina
5 in. (12.6 cm.) high
For another example, see J. Hackin, La Sculpture Indienne et Tibetaine au Musee Guimet, 1931, p. XXVIII; and a rare Chola period example sold at Christie's New York, 23 September 2004, lot 47.