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Figure of Standing Four-armed Vishnu

Asian Art

MEDIUM Copper and brass
DATES 17th-18th century
DIMENSIONS height: 4 in. (10.2 cm)
CREDIT LINE Bequest of Dr. Samuel Eilenberg
PROVENANCE Prior to 1998, provenance not yet documented; by 1998, acquired by Samuel Eilenberg of New York; 1998, bequeathed by Samuel Eilenberg to the Brooklyn Museum; April 6, 2021, accessioned by the Brooklyn Museum.
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Standing figure of the Hindu god Vishnu depicted in two tones of metal. He holds the discus and the conch in his upper hands and the lotus in one of his lower hands. The other hand appears to be held out to grant wishes. Rounded body and short legs. Could actually be Vaishnavi or Durga.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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