Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Vishnu (Indian God) - Vishvarupa

ཁྱབ་འཇུག། ཧིན་དྷུ་ལྷ། 遍如天(毗湿奴)
(item no. 65214)
Origin Location Nepal
Material Clay
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Vishnu Vishvarupa. The multiple heads represent all of the different incarnations and avatars of Vishnu. Even the head of the Buddha is depicted on the proper right side of the cluster of faces.

Video: Universal Deities

Jeff Watt, 10-2010

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Subject: Universal Deities (Appearance)
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