Antique Khmer Style Bronze - Vishnu Avatar - Narasimha or Narasingh - 40cm/16"
Measurements H40cm (16")
Antique khmer style Narasimha, Narasingh, Narsingh and Narasingha in derivative languages.
He is an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu and one of Hinduism's most important deities. The man lion. Narasimha is often visualised as having a human-like torso and lower body, with a lion-like face.
This image is widely worshipped in deity form by a significant number of Vaisnava groups. Vishnu assumed this form on top of Himvat mountain(Harivamsa).
He is known primarily as the 'Great Protector' who specifically defends and protects his devotees in times of need. Vishnu is believed to have taken the avatar to destroy the demon king Hiranyakashipu.
The casting is beautiful as you can see in the fine details of the face. Each detail is rendered perfectly. Traditional in appearance, the sculpture will bring serenity and timeless style to your home, office or sacred space.
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