Large Vijayanagar 15th-16th century bronze processional figure of Vishnu. This bronze figure is a rare example of a two-armed image of Vishnu. Vishnu is the protector and preserver. He is the ultimate deity; all things are manifest from him: "Many forms do I assume. And when the sun and the moon have disappeared, I float and swim with slow movements on the boundless expanse of the waters. I am the gander, I am the lord. I bring forth the universe from my essence and I abide in the cycle of time that dissolves it."
Age: 15th-16th Century
Size: 22-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 7-3/4"