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Architectural Fragment with Attendants of Vishnu, 10th century

Unknown (Indian, Rajasthan? - 10th century)

buff sandstone
106.6 cm high
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1978
National Gallery of Canada (no. 23256)

The figures hold in their hands symbolic objects: a conch, a lotus and a spear. These symbols indicate that the attendants were connected to a statue of Vishnu.

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