Mask of Vaikuntha Vishnu, late 5th century. Learn more about 5th century masks
A composite artistic motif, which depicts an elephant and a bull with a common head. It derives its name from the Sanskrit terms for the two animals: vrishabha (bull) and kunjara (elephant). It has been observed in architecture dating to the Early Western Chalukya and the Vijayanagara period, among others.