Cosmic Form of Eighteen-Armed Vishnu India. 11th century Sandstone 2001.1.4 Ester R This highly unusual form of Vishnu in cosmic manifestation shows his supremacy through delicate architectural relief. Like the Durga sculpture, he stands in the three-fold (tribhanga) pose of gracefulness, with two worshippers in the honorific (namaskara) pose at his feet.
Manasa Devi with her son Astika on her lap. Next to her on the top arch: the elephant-headed god Ganesha, and the god of death Yama. Bronze casting, Bihar, eastern India, Pala style, 10th Century. Linden Museum, Stuttgart. High Resolution 3.2MB image.