The god dressed in a diaphanous dhoti secured with a festooned belt with a pendant garland and a sash tied across the thighs. He is adorned with various necklaces and the sacred thread with the Shrivatsa mark at the centre of his chest. He wears elaborate armbands and large beaded pendant earrings.
Central India (Madhya Pradesh), 9th -10th Century. Height 45.7 cm
The Shrivatsa mark (the beloved of Shri) denotes the place where Lakshmi, his consort, resides. It is an inverted triangle on all his avatars