Vishnu Seated on Shesha

Cave 3, Badami

This sculpture, from the left end of the portico, presents Vishnu seated in lalitasana (the posture of "royal ease") on the Cosmic Snake, Shesha, with attendant figures including Garuda (next page). The execution of the work is very fine, although the god's face is rather worn (or perhaps left unfinished, to be completed by painting.)