Hindu Bronze Sculptures (NMN): photo 37
Photo 37 of 85 in Gallery: Hindu Bronze Sculptures (NMN)
Image title: Sheshashayi
This bronze sculpture shows an image of a Sheshashayi, from the 16th century.—This typical image of Sheshashayi Vishnu is shown sleeping on the coil of serpent (Adishesha/Adisesha) in the ocean. A full-blown lotus is shown emerging from the abdomen of Vishnu where a God, in the Hindu tradition Brahma, is seen on the upper part of lotus.
Sheshashayi can also be spelled as Sheshshayi, Sesasayi, Sessayi Seshasayi, Seshsayi, or Śeṣaśāyī (शेषशायी).
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.