|Date Range||1300 - 1399|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
Narasimha has a lion face with flaming hair and a human body, four hands and two legs. The upper right hand holds a mace and the raised left a discus (chakra). The main pair of arms hold the evil asura (demi-god) Hiranyakashipu as the two hands rip the entrails from the body.
At the lower right side Hiranyakashipu is attempting to kill his son Prahlada, a devotee of Vishnu. At the left side Narasimha appears rising from a pillar with the evil asura depicted below. Between the legs of Narasimha two heavenly gods try and calm him from his divine rage.
The top of the stone is adorned with a kirtimukha face (Pdf link) and two flying gods are depicted below. Four figures adorn the base of the lotus throne.
Jeff Watt 10-2006