The Man-Lion Avatar of VIshnu (Narasimha)
King Hiranyakashipu, an overly powerful demon, is gutted by Narasimha to restore the proper order of the cosmos

Artist/maker unknown, Indian

Made in Uttar Pradesh, Mathura Region, India, Asia

c. 4th century


14 1/2 × 9 1/4 × 3 5/8 inches (36.8 × 23.5 × 9.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
South Asian Art

* Gallery 231, Asian Art, second floor

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Purchased with the John D. McIlhenny Fund and the Thomas Skelton Harrison Fund, 1987

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