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Boar Incarnation of Vishnu with Audience, 11th century

Unknown (Indian, Madhya Pradesh - 11th century)

buff sandstone
69.9 cm high
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1978
National Gallery of Canada (no. 23251)

Varaha is the third incarnation of the god Vishnu. In the aspect of a giant boar he rescued the Earth (in the form of a young woman) from sinking in the ocean.

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