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Sculpted sandstone slab depicting Matsya.
Sculpted sandstone slab depicting Matsya. In this large and striking sculpture of the first incarnation of Vishnu, the fish form of the ‘avatara’ occupies the central ground. His saviour qualities are suggested by the shrine he carries on his back, which he has rescued from the all-consuming waters. Date 9th-10th Century.
Model by Daniel Pett, 192 photographs from a Sony A6000, processed in Photoscan.