Vishnu reclining on the serpent Ananta (Vishnu Anantasesha)
- Not on display
- Further information
This sculpture visualising the primordial scene of creation depicts Vishnu, the preserver of the world, reclining on the multi-headed serpent Ananta, representing endlessness or eternity. Vishnu holds his weapons, the conch and wheel (cakra) and the creator god, Brahma issues from a lotus which springs from his navel. The reclining Vishnu is attended by numerous gods including his consort Lakshmi, seated at his feet.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, April 2002
- Place of origin
- 13th century
- 23.5 x 30.5 x 7.0 cm
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of Dr and Mrs B.N. Beirman 1990
- Accession number