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Vishnu Beginning the World (Vishnu Anantashayana)
The god rests on the endless snake, who floats on the Ocean of Being
From a wooden temple

Artist/maker unknown, Indian

Made in Kerala, India, Asia

c. 17th century

Wood with polychrome decoration

19 3/4 × 70 3/4 inches (50.2 × 179.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
South Asian Art

* Gallery 231, Asian Art, second floor

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Purchased with the Stella Kramrisch Fund for Indian and Himalayan Art, 2017

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