Encountering VishnuThe Lion Avatar in Indian Temple Drama

Dramas presented during religious festivals in southern India are an important aspect of popular Hindu celebration. This exhibition highlights five rare wooden sculptural masks that represent a largely unrecorded category of late medieval Indian devotional art.

Art Exhibition previously on at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, United States.
From Saturday 19 December 2015 to Sunday 05 June 2016

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Published by anonymous on Tuesday 14 July 2015.
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The masks depict the protagonists in a deadly battle between Vishnu in his man-lion avatar, Narasimha, and an evil king whose destruction was essential for the restoration of order in the universe.