An Indian bronze figure of Vishnu
Southern India, 18th/19th century
Standing in samabhanga on a lotus base placed on a square pedestal, his principle hands in abhayamudra and resting on the club, both secondary hands holding cakra and sankha, wearing pleated dhoti, bejewelled, his face displaying a serene expression with almond-shaped eyes, aquiline nose, his head topped with the kiritamakuta and the cakra behind his head.
H. 51.5 cm
– Private collection, the Netherlands (assembled from 1950 till the 1990’s)
– By descent to the present owner