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New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibits Lion Avatar in Indian Temple Drama

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

Hiranyakashipu Demon KingThe Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (MET), one of the world's largest and finest art museums, is exhibiting “Encountering Vishnu: The Lion Avatar in Indian Temple Drama” which features artifacts from far back as 5th century. The exhibition highlights five rare wooden sculptural masks that represent a largely unrecorded category of late medieval Indian devotional art.

Exhibits include sculptures of Narasimhas in sandstone and wood, Hiranyakashipu in wood, Prahalada in wood, Ganesha in wood, Vishnu in bronze, standing Vishnu in copper, Vishnu rescuing Gajendra in stone, Vishnu slaying Hiranyakashipu in stone, standing four-armed Vishnu in terracotta, Yoga Narasimha in copper alloy; besides Vaikuntha Vishnu mask in bronze. In addition, there are paintings of Narasimha, Bhima, Krishna, Putana, Rama-Sita-Lakshmana, Matsya Avatara, Balaskandha, Assembly of Rama, Vishnu-Garuda Wahan, Shri Sheshanarayana and Hiranyaksha.

Commending MET for Lord Vishnu exhibition, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed said that art had a long and rich tradition in Hinduism and ancient Sanskrit literature talked about religious paintings of deities on wood or cloth.

Exhibition can be visited until June 5, 2016.

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