Alexandra Vandergeer geeraae at GEOL.UOA.GR
Mon Jan 26 07:01:52 UTC 2009

In that case, no, I've never seen a sculpture like that. I'll try to trace
Matsyavatara sculptures, who knows, in case I find one, I'll contact you.


> I meant the animal itself, as distinct from its shell, which of
> course is found all over the place. The conch-demon is S'ankhaasura,
> who was defeated by Vishnu in his Fish Avatara. He is certainly
> depicted in painted sets of Avataras from the 18th-19th century, but
> I haven't got an example to hand.
> Valerie J Roebuck

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