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Painting - Gajendramoksha

Gajendramoksha

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Jaipur (made)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oaque water colour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Gerald Clark

  • Museum number:

    IS.34-2006

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A large portrait-format page showing the story of the salvation (moksha) of the King of the Elephants (Gajendra) who is saved from the demon crocodile by Vishnu who comes to the rescue on Garuda.

Place of Origin

Jaipur (made)

Date

early 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Oaque water colour on paper

Dimensions

Height: 52.3 cm including border, Height: 47 cm without border, Width: 33 cm including border, Width: 28.2 cm without border

Object history note

Left in the Indian Department in the mid-20th century by Mrs G Clark and never collected.

Descriptive line

The story of Gajendramoksha: the liberation of the elephant king, opaque water colour on paper, Jaipur, early 19th century

Categories

Hinduism; Paintings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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