Gods and Animals in a Landscape, Fragment from a Scene of Buddha Shakyamuni's Sermon to Indra
Pakistan, Peshawar Division (?), Gandhara region, 2nd-early 3rd century
Gray schist with traces of paint
Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Vishnu as The Universal Form, watercolour on paper, early 19th century, Jaipur.
This striking painting shows the blue-skinned Hindu god Vishnu in his form as the Universal Form or Vishvarupa, which means 'all forms'. The small figures painted on his body refer to his role as encompassing all of ...