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Arch with Vishnu's Incarnations, Planetary Deities, and Celestials, 11th century

Unknown (Indian, Gujarat - 11th century)

buff sandstone
43.2 cm high
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1978
National Gallery of Canada (no. 23258)

Part of a shrine to Vishnu, the relief shows the god in three manifestations: Vamana - guardian of the universe to the South; Buddha - the Enlightened; and Rama - the solar incarnation representing Cosmic Law.

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