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Painting - The Vedic god Agni, the god of fire and guardian of the south-east
  • The Vedic god Agni, the god of fire and guardian of the south-east
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The Vedic god Agni, the god of fire and guardian of the south-east

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Tiruchchirappalli (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820 - ca. 1825 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gouache on watermarked paper

  • Museum number:

    IM.364-1923

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The Vedic god Agni, the god of fire and guardian of the south-east. He rides upon a black goat, and his skin is the colour of fire. He is four-armed and four-faced (one is not visible). In two hands he holds a staff and a fire-fan. With the third he holds the reins and the fourth is resting on his chest.

Place of Origin

Tiruchchirappalli (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1820 - ca. 1825 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gouache on watermarked paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscription; decoration; Telugu; Telugu; Beneath illustration

'10. Agnee Davoodoo on a Goat.'
Inscription; decoration; English; Roman

Dimensions

Height: 22 cm, width: 18 cm

Object history note

Purchased from Mr A. Churchill, 1923.

Descriptive line

Painting; gouache on watermarked paper, The ^Vedic god Agni, Trichinopoly, ca. 1825.

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

Archer, Mildred. Company Paintings Indian Paintings of the British period
Victoria and Albert Museum Indian Series London: Victoria and Albert Museum, Maplin Publishing, 1992 26 p. ISBN 0944142303

Materials

Gouache; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Goat; Deities

Categories

Hinduism; Paintings; Indian Company Paintings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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