4. Vishnu on Garuda
This charming depiction of Vishnu shows the god seated in lotus position on the elongated tail of his vehicle Garuda, rather as if seated on a comfortable couch. Garuda has his hands in the "namaste" gesture of adoration to his master. This is a very unusual depiction, not attested in any other sculpture that we know of, and shows the inventiveness of the 17th/18th c. sculptor who created this miniature idol.