Title Vetal
Accession Number acc-no-0014
Museum Name Archaeological Survey of India, Goa
Gallery Name Gallery no-3
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Basalt
Artist's Nationality Indian
Country India
Provenance Betal Batim
Find Place Betal Batim
Style Kadamba/Yadava
Patron/Dynasty Kadamba/Yadava
Period / Year of Work 12th Century AD
Tribe Kadamba/Yadava
Culture Kadamba/Yadava
Dimensions 0.75 m X 0.47 m X 0.20 m
Detailed Description Headless, ornamented sculpture of Vetal wearing a garland of skulls around the neck. Ribs are clearly visible. The deity has a disproportionate body with its torso longer than the legs. It wears an elaborate waistband and carries a scorpion over the abdomen.The figure is finaly carved. The cult of vetal was more popular among the ancient Goans than today.