Posted on: 19 November 2020

MATSYA AVATAR, THE FISH INCARNATION OF VISHNU, ARISING FROM THE WATERS TO KILL A CONCH DEMON, SURROUNDED BY A GROUP OF DEVOTEES
CHAMBA, CIRCA 1730
Gouache and gold on paper,

The ruling family of Chamba, according to tradition, were directly descended from Vishnu through Rama. Hence miniatures depicting the avatars of Vishnu were popular subjects for Chamba artists and their patrons.

Image and text credit: Bonhams


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