174 • A Yellow Phillite Figure of Vishnu

174 • A Yellow Phillite Figure of Vishnu

Greater Gandhara, 6th century AD
Size: 7.5 cm high

This figure is closely related to others in the Eilenberg Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which are all of exceptional quality. In this case, Vishnu wears a crescent medallion associated the Zoroastrian goddess Nana.