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Vishnu and Sesha

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Punjab Plain (made)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawn in ink and colour wash on paper, using a brush

  • Museum number:

    IM.2:213-1917

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Brush drawing, in ink and colour wash on paper, depicting Vishnu reclining on the serpent Sesha, with Brahma issuing from the lotus which grows from his navel, while Lakshmi massages his feet.

Place of Origin

Punjab Plain (made)

Date

late 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Drawn in ink and colour wash on paper, using a brush

Object history note

Part of an album, containing 196 prints, paintings and pen and pencil drawings together with 37 loose pages of paintings, calligraphic drawings and outline pen drawings. The album was collected by late J. Lockwood Kipling between the years 1865 and 1893. In 1875 he became Principal of the Mayo School of Art, Lahore and held this post until his retirement in 1893. The album was presented to the Museum by his son, Rudyard Kipling in 1917.

Descriptive line

Drawing, Vishnu reclining on the serpent Sesha, Brahma issuing from lotus, in ink and colour wash on paper, Punjab Plain, late 19th century

Materials

Paper; Wash; Paint; Ink

Techniques

Painted; Drawn

Subjects depicted

Lotus; Deities; Snake

Categories

Paintings; Drawings; Religion; Hinduism; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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