Stefan Baums baums at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Fri Jan 23 20:57:27 UTC 2009

Dear Valerie et al.,

> The conch-demon is S'ankhaasura ... depicted in painted sets of Avataras from 
> the 18th-19th century, but I haven't got an example to hand.

here is an example from the University of Virginia Art Museum (second image from the top):

Unfortunately rather small, and I'm not sure I see the conch, unless it is the orange object floating in the river in the bottom left of the painting.

All best,

Stefan Baums
Asian Languages and Literature
University of Washington

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