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Painting - Vayu, the god of the wind and guardian of the north-west, riding on a deer.
  • Vayu, the god of the wind and guardian of the north-west, riding on a deer.
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Vayu, the god of the wind and guardian of the north-west, riding on a deer.

  • 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.368-1923

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Vayu, god of the wind and guardian of the north-west, riding on a deer. He rides on a gazelle, is clad in royal garments, has a green complexion, and is two-armed. Over his right shoulder he carries a disc-pointed staff , and with his left hand he holds the reins.

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

'14. Vayoobhagawan on a Deer'
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, Vayu, the god of the wind and guardian of the north-west, 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

Deer

Categories

Hinduism; Paintings; Indian Company Paintings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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