Stele with Vishnu and Other Hindu Deities, c. 1100, India: Uttar Pradesh, sandstone with indigo pigments.  This remarkable stele is dedicated to the great Hindu god Vishnu, the preserver and protector of the universe. He stands in the frontal samapada posture, holding four of his primary attributes: a large club and a solar disc or wheel in his upper hands and a rosary and conch shell in his lower hands. These symbolic emblems and weapons indicate his divine status, his association with the…

Stele with Vishnu and Other Hindu Deities, c. 1100, India: Uttar Pradesh, sandstone with indigo pigments. This remarkable stele is dedicated to the great Hindu god Vishnu, the preserver and protector of the universe. He stands in the frontal samapada posture, holding four of his primary attributes: a large club and a solar disc or wheel in his upper hands and a rosary and conch shell in his lower hands. These symbolic emblems and weapons indicate his divine status, his association with the…

Durga (Sanskrit: दुर्गा); meaning "the inaccessible" or "the invincible" is a fierce form of the Hindu Goddess or Devi. She is depicted with multiple (variously, up to eighteen) arms, carrying various weapons and riding a ferocious lion or tiger. She is often pictured as battling or slaying demons, particularly Mahishasura, the buffalo demon. 900–1000  India; Mathura region, Uttar Pradesh state;  sandstone;  Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Avery Brundage Collection

Durga (Sanskrit: दुर्गा); meaning "the inaccessible" or "the invincible" is a fierce form of the Hindu Goddess or Devi. She is depicted with multiple (variously, up to eighteen) arms, carrying various weapons and riding a ferocious lion or tiger. She is often pictured as battling or slaying demons, particularly Mahishasura, the buffalo demon. 900–1000 India; Mathura region, Uttar Pradesh state; sandstone; Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Avery Brundage Collection

Stele with Vishnu and Other Hindu Deities,	c. 1100  India: Uttar Pradesh, 1075-1125 Sandstone with indigo pigments 36 x 26 in. (91.4 x 66.0 cm) Norton Simon Art Foundation

Stele with Vishnu and Other Hindu Deities, c. 1100 India: Uttar Pradesh, 1075-1125 Sandstone with indigo pigments 36 x 26 in. (91.4 x 66.0 cm) Norton Simon Art Foundation

Sarasvati - goddess of learning. "she is the very essence of knowledge; beautiful thoughts, mellifluously articulated, originate by her grace."

Sarasvati - goddess of learning. "she is the very essence of knowledge; beautiful thoughts, mellifluously articulated, originate by her grace."

Cosmic Visnhu (Trivikrama) with Spouses,	11th century  India: West Bengal or Bangladesh, 1000-1099 Chlorite 57 x 28 in. (144.8 x 71.1 cm) Norton Simon Art Foundation

Cosmic Visnhu (Trivikrama) with Spouses, 11th century India: West Bengal or Bangladesh, 1000-1099 Chlorite 57 x 28 in. (144.8 x 71.1 cm) Norton Simon Art Foundation

"Lord Surya. " ( The Hindu Sun God). Pratihara Dynasty 10th Century CE. Bhopal Museum. M. P. ( India )

"Lord Surya. " ( The Hindu Sun God). Pratihara Dynasty 10th Century CE. Bhopal Museum. M. P. ( India )

Vishnu - Kanauj, Dynastie des Chandella: Vishnu, British Museum, Londres Vishnu,

Vishnu - Kanauj, Dynastie des Chandella: Vishnu, British Museum, Londres Vishnu,

A red sandstone statue of a deity Central India, 12-13th century. Looking at the halo with spokes/rays, what looks like horses on his head-dress, the right hand close to the chest holding a lotus, am thinking this is Surya, the sun god. Anyone who can confirm or identify correctly, with an explanation?

A red sandstone statue of a deity Central India, 12-13th century. Looking at the halo with spokes/rays, what looks like horses on his head-dress, the right hand close to the chest holding a lotus, am thinking this is Surya, the sun god. Anyone who can confirm or identify correctly, with an explanation?

Durga killing the demon Mahisha, Bangladesh, 12th c., stone MMA 1993.7b #themet #metmuseum #durga

Durga killing the demon Mahisha, Bangladesh, 12th c., stone MMA 1993.7b #themet #metmuseum #durga

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