vishwaroopa

Śri Viṣṇu Viśwarūpa Aṣṭadaśabhuja Mūrti

A rare depiction of 18 armed form of the cosmic form of Śri Viṣṇu, the standing posture with the graceful “three folds” tribhañgimā which is more commonly seen in images of Śri Kṛṣṇa as the flute player (Muralidhara).

Sandstone, probably Central India, circa 11th Century CE

Michael C Carlos Museum, Emory University