vishnu's footprint

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, a conch and a turtle.

Perhaps around the fifth century AD, followers of Vishnu adopted representations of Vishnu’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 – 67

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