Vishnu footprint (Vishnupada). Copper, engraved with symbols. Flat metal plate in the shape of a footprint, decorated with punched designs including floral motifs, a fish and a turtle.
Perhaps around the fifth century AD, followers of Vishnu adopted representations of Vishnuâ€™s feet (Vishnupada) as part of their rituals, most particularly in Rajasthan. See: Jain-Neubauer, J., Feet & Footwear in Indian Culture, Bata Shoe Museum/Mapin, 2000, pp. 59 â€“ 67