Statuette in terracotta di dieci incarnazione di Vishnu. nd Sud, all'inizio del ventesimo secolo

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Dashavatāra or the ten avataras of Vishnu

Terra-cotta and polychromy statuettes of the ten principal incarnations (avataras) of ten god Vishnu depicting : (1) Matsya, a Fish (2) Kūrma, a Tortoise, (3) Varāha, a Boar, (4) Narasimha, a man-lion, (5) Vāmana, a Dwarf, (6) Parashurāma, Rama with an axe, (7) Rāma, the hero of Ramayana (8) Krishna; (9) Buddha, the prince Siddhārtha Gautama and (10) Kalkī, avatara « to appear ».

Southern India, early 20th Century

Heights : between 26,5 and 29,5 cm (10.4 in and 11.6 in.)

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  • Riferimento Expertissim : 2014121832