To the Divine
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painting; album | British Museum
Viṣṇu reclines on the coils of the five-hooded Shesha (also known as Ananta). In his left hand he carries a bow, while his right hand supports his head. From Viṣṇu’s navel sprouts a lotus on which Brahmā sits, holding the pustaka (book) & the kamandalu (water vessel) and performs anjali mudra. Śrī Devi kneels at the feet of her lord. Bhu Devi kneels near his head. In the foreground, stands Viṣṇu as Varadaraja, carrying the chakra (discus) & the shankha (conch). Company Schl, 1830, Trichinop...
painting | British Museum
An early nineteenth century Indian gouache and ink painting from an album of 26 depicting scenes of Hindu mythology in a variety of painting styles. Vishnu is riding his vehicle Garuda. In each of Vishnu's four hands he carries an attribute associated with the god: a conch, a chakra (wheel), a lotus flower and a mace. (British Museum)