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Narasimha Slaying the Demon Hiranyakasipu
Title Narasimha Slaying the Demon Hiranyakasipu
Title2 Narasimha Slaying the Demon Hiranyakasipu
Museum Name Allahabad Museum, Allahabad
Gallery Name Medieval Sculpture
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Stone
Component Material II Stone
Component Material III Stone
Manufacturing Technique Chisiling and Carving
Main Artist Not Known
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data Not Known
Author NA
Country India
Provenance Unchadiha, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
Origin Place Unchadiha, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
Find Place Unchadiha, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
Scribe NA
Style Medieval
School NA
Patron/Dynasty Medieval
Period / Year of Work C.9th Century CE
Inscription No
Tribe NA
Costume NA
Culture NA
Dimensions 95.5 x 48.5 cm (out side pedestal.)
Detailed Description The left side and lower portion of the image are missing. The angry God is shown in the act of ripping open the belly of the demon whom he has forced back upon his uplifted knee. He bends forward exerting the full weight of his body which is emphasized by the powerful shoulders and the bold diagonal movement of the left hand across the chest. The face of the God is that of a lion, with broad snout, heavy whiskers, and a protuberance at the bridge of the nose. The mane is disposed in short flame like tufts and falls over the shoulders. The jewellery is simple consisting of a collar, a beaded upavita, and a winding vanamala composed of a double row of flowers. The petaled halo rests on the cross-bar of the throne-back; a flying Vidyadhara couple, carved against clouds, hovers on top; a rampant vyala and traces of an attendant figure can be seen on the right below the cross- bar.
Brief Description The left side and lower portion of the image are missing. The angry God is shown in the act of ripping open the belly of the demon whom he has forced back upon his uplifted knee. He bends forward exerting the full weight of his body which is emphasized by the powerful shoulders and the bold diagonal movement of the left hand across the chest. The face of the God is that of a lion, with broad snout, heavy whiskers, and a protuberance at the bridge of the nose. The mane is disposed in short flame like tufts and falls over the shoulders. The jewellery is simple consisting of a collar, a beaded upavita, and a winding vanamala composed of a double row of flowers. The petaled halo rests on the cross-bar of the throne-back; a flying Vidyadhara couple, carved against clouds, hovers on top; a rampant vyala and traces of an attendant figure can be seen on the right below the cross- bar.