figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Figure of Narayana made of copper alloy decorated with mainly red lac, and details on black and white lac. Depicting four-armed Narayana seated in padmasana position on a rectangular stepped pedestal, holding his attributes: in lower left arm a padma (lotus flower); upper left Sudarshana Chakra (discus); upper right kaumodaki (mace), and lower right panchajanya shankha (conch). Inscription on front of base in Devanagari script reads: नारायण, which transcribes as: 'Narayana'.

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