Hindu Terra Cotta Sculptures (NMN): photo 14
Photo 14 of 19 in Gallery: Hindu Terra Cotta Sculptures (NMN)
Image title: Matsyavatara Vishnu
This terra cotta sculpture shows an image of Matsyavatara Vishnu, from the 17th century A.D.—Matsyavatara Vishnu can also be spelled as Matsya, Avatara, Avatāra or Matsyāvatāra Viṣṇu (मत्स्यावतार विष्णु).
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 terra cotta (mrinmaya-kala) sculpture section.