SOLD Indian Bronze figure of Vishnu 17th century
SOLD Antique 17th century Indian Bronze figure of Four Armed Hindu God Vishnu standing on domed square base, his two upper arms holding the chakra and conch with his right hand raised in abhaya mudra wearing a long dhoti secured with a sash adorned with necklace, armbands and armlets, the head surmounted by a conical topknot.
CONDITION: in good condition considering its age worn out and shiny on the exposed areas from centuries of touching by worshippers with a dip brown patina. Height: 13.5 cm (5 1/4 in).
Lord Vishnu is considered as the chief god in Hindu religion and Indian mythology. Vishnu, the preserver, forms the part of the trinity while the other two being Brahma and Shiva, respectively, as the creator and destroyer of the universe. It is believed that Vishnu is an eternal and universal spirit associated with the primeval waters that pervaded before the creation of the universe