Painting, opaque watercolour on paper, Vishnu sits with Lakshmi on a lotus throne with pink petals and an unpainted, waisted base flanked by two female figures. Vishnu is four-armed, and holds in his right hands the chakra and the mace, and in his left the lotus and the conch. A striped scarf is draped over his arms. Lakshmi is sombrely clad, in orange bodice and skirt with a reddish-brown odhni over her head. Mandi, India late 18th century
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Shiva Performing the Dance of Bliss while Vishnu and Brahma Provide Musical Accompaniment India, Andhra Pradesh, Rajahmundry, circa 1760 Drawings; watercolors Opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper
Opaque watercolour painting of Varāha, the boar (the third incarnation of Viṣṇu). Varāha is shown as a powerful, dark-complexioned male figure with a boar’s head and prominent tusks. He carries in his upper right hand the chakra (discus) and in his upper left the shankha (conch). He strides ahead while looking over his shoulder and his fists are clenched, ready to punch the enemy.