Hindu Bronze Sculptures (NMN): photo 10
Photo 10 of 85 in Gallery: Hindu Bronze Sculptures (NMN)
Image title: Vaishnavi
This bronze sculpture shows an image of Vaishnavi, from the 19th century A.D.—Vaishnavi is familiar as the consort of Vishnu in the ashtamatrika tradition. This four-armed image of Vaishnavi is shown standing in pratyalidha-asana on the lotus base. Her hands are holding her usual attributes like a conch (shankha), a flaming wheel (cakra), a mace (gada) and a lotus (padma) seed.
The National Museum of Nepal (Rashtriya Museum) houses a variety of sculptures, carvings, statues, paintings and other objects grouped according to the major religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism. This photo is from the Hindu bronze sculpture (dhatu-kala) section.