Vishnu with two female deities

Painting on glass depicting Vishnu with a female deity to either side, Shridevi and Bhudevi. Vishnu is depicted standing, his flesh painted blue, and wearing a crown on his head. He holds a conch shell, shanka, in his upper left hand, and a wheel, chakra, in the upper right. His lower left arm hangs down, his hand turned inwards at the wrist. The lower right arm faces forward, the hand pointing downwards. The two female deities are both crowned, carrying a lotus, and each wears a blue and white striped sari. The figures are set against a red ground with a stippled pattern; above is a lotus shaped arch.

This type of painting was popular among the middle classes who would buy them when on a pilgrimage and take home to hang in the home.

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