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Standing Vishnu
RMV 1403-2837
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Although found on Java, the statue was made in the style of the Pala empire (India). It is a good example of intercultural contact and influence in Southeast Asia. By dr Pieter ter Keurs, Curator Insular Southeast Asian Collections, Leiden.

History of the Object
Unknown.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Bronze 
Measurements
Diameter: 6 cm 
Creator name
unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Indonesia; Java 
Geography
Indonesia 
Time period
AD 8th century ~ AD 9th century 
Creation date
8th Century; 9th Century 
Function
Worship 
Acquisition
Acquired by the National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden, in 1883. Moved to the National Museum of Ethnology in 1903. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
State property, the Netherlands 
Museum
National Museum of Ethnology, Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde 
Credit line
National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, the Netherlands 

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