Mask of Vaikuntha Vishnu, late 5th century. Learn more about 5th century masks
TA Gopinatha Rao (b.1872, d.1919) was an Indian archaeologist and epigraphist with the Archaeological Survey of India. In 1908, he became the first Superintendent of the Travancore Archaeology Department. The author of Elements of Hindu Iconography (1914), he was the first to recover and write about Gudimallam Lingam.