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Popular prints - Vishnu reclining on Shesha

Vishnu reclining on Shesha

  • Object:

    Popular prints

  • Place of origin:

    India (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1998 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ink printed on paper.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Frank Monaco

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Popular prints such as this are sold outside temples to pilgrims. They are souvenirs of their visit and can be placed inside shrines within the pilgrim’s home.

This print is of the Hindu god Vishnu.

Physical description

A popular poster depicting Vishnu on Shesha. He has four hands each carrying different attributes. At his feet is the goddess Lakshmi. The four headed god Brahma is shown sitting on the lotus which is coming out of Vishnu's navel. In the bottom half of the print there is prayer written in Hindi with Ganesh and Sarasvati standing on either side of the prayer.

Place of Origin

India (made)


ca. 1998 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Ink printed on paper.


Height: 42.5 cm, Width: 30.5 cm

Descriptive line

Hindu religious poster depicting mythological subject, India, ca. 1998.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Vassilis G. Vitsaxis: Hindu Epics, Myths and Legends in Popular Illustrations.


Printing ink




Religion; Prints; Hinduism

Production Type

Mass produced


South & South East Asia Collection

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