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1942 Print Indian Art Religious Vishnu World Serpent Deogarh Brahma Apsara FZ7

1942 Print Indian Art Religious Vishnu World Serpent Deogarh Brahma Apsara FZ7

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This is an original 1942 halftone print of a panel from the seventh-century temple of Deogarh, India. Shown in the image are apsaras, Buddhist and Hindu female spirits; Vishnu on the World Serpent; and Brahma seated on a lotus. The World Serpent stems from the Hindu creation of species story. Vishnu churns the sea with the help of a long serpent as well as demons and deities in order to create the Milky Way. Brahma is the Hindu god of creation, and is often depicted with four heads and four arms. The caption writes, "Indian art, primarily religious, finds its major expression in architecture and sculpture."

CONDITION

This 69+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is printing on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4.75 x 6.5 inches; 12 x 17 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Churning the Milky Ocean, Trimurti, Brahma Purana, bas-relief, relief, artwork, religious art, religion

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