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Vishnu Standing between His Consorts, Lakshmi and Sarasvati

Vishnu Standing between His Consorts, Lakshmi and Sarasvati

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Vishnu periodically manifests himself on earth to save the world from cosmic dangers. His ten avatars are: Matsya, the fish; Kurma, the tortoise; Varaha, the boar; Narasimha, the man-lion; Vamana, the dwarf; Parasurama; Rama; Krishna; the Buddha; and Kalki, the avatar yet come. Here, he is raised on a pedestal and flanked by his two wives.
Nayaka period

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1600 - 1799
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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