Mask of Vaikuntha Vishnu, late 5th century. Learn more about 5th century masks
Rishabha Deva is the first of the twenty four Jaina tirthankaras (great spiritual teachers). In Jaina mythology, he was the king of Ayodhya, and is credited with teaching his people warfare, agriculture, commerce, arts and writing, along with being the first to preach the religion of Jainism. In iconographical convention, he is depicted with his chinha (cognizance) of a bull.