Hindu Bronze Sculptures (NMN): photo 52
Photo 52 of 85 in Gallery: Hindu Bronze Sculptures (NMN)
Image title: Narayana (four-handed Vishnu)
This bronze sculpture shows an image of Narayana (four-handed Vishnu), from the 17th century A.D.—The four-handed Vishnu is most popular in the Vaishnava iconography of Nepal. This image of Vishnu is seated on double-lotus base and holding his usual attributes in each hand.
Narayana can also be spelled as Narayan or Nārāyaṇa (नारायण).
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.