Posted on: 9 May 2017

A red sandstone relief depicting Narasimha killing Hiranyakashipu

12th Century
Central India

The lion-headed avatar of Vishnu standing in a menacing pose with his left foot on a pedestal, his hands tearing open the abdomen of the evil king Hiranyakashipu; adorned with ornaments and wearing a head dress, his lion face with bulging eyes under arched eyebrows and open mouth.

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