Travelling Deities – Vishnu Moves into the Humboldt Forum
Blog entry from 03/04/2021
The famous statue of the Hindu deity Vishnu from the collection of the Museum für Asiatische Kunst has just moved from Dahlem, where the museum’s storage facilities will remain, into the Humboldt Forum.
The statue, which is around 1.65 m tall and weighs almost 500 kg, originates from Tamil Nadu in southern India, and was produced around the turn of the 9th century AD. For many of today’s Hindus – numbering more than a billion people – Vishnu is considered the highest deity, and is often...