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Creator Name: Brooks, James
Creator Dates/Places: American, 1906 - 1992
Creator Name-CRT: James Brooks
Title: Number 13
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1965
Creation End Date: 1965
Creation Date: 1965
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: Ink, gouache, and paint on Strathmore paper
Dimensions: Overall: 23 x 29 in. (58.42 x 73.66 cm.)
AMICA Contributor: Dallas Museum of Art
Owner Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
ID Number: 2001.6
Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mrs. Lynne V. Cheney
Copyright: Art: © Artist or Artist's Estate/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Context: The boar-headed deity Varaha is one of the prominent avatars, or incarnations, of the Hindu god Vishnu. In all his avatars, Vishnu, the Protector of the Hindu Trinity, reestablishes cosmic harmony after the balance of the universe is disturbed. In the Varaha story, a demon tries to drown the Earth Goddess, Prithvi, under the sea. She is uplifted and saved by Varaha. This sculpture shows the triumphantly ascendant boar god with Prithvi on his shoulder.
AMICA ID: DMA_.2001.6
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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