Mask of Vaikuntha Vishnu, late 5th century. Learn more about 5th century masks
The processional idol of a temple. During temple festivals, a representation of the temple’s central deity/deities is taken on a procession on a palanquin, a vahana (mount or divine vehicle) or a ratha (chariot), as well as worshipped in several rituals. This idol is usually made of metal.