A 10th century Sandstone carving of Narasimha. Impressively well sized. Collected in the 1960's.
A fierce avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu, Narasimha - one who incarnates in the form of part lion and part man to destroy evil and end religious persecution and calamity on Earth, thereby restoring Dharma.
Narasimha is a significant iconic symbol of creative resistance, hope against odds, victory over persecution, and destruction of evil. He is the destructor of not only external evil, but also one's own inner evil of "body, speech, and mind".
35” tall ( 38” on metal stand)
8” wide (9” stand)
10” deep (9” stand)
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