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Mahadeva in his form as Isana, guardian of the north-east, riding on a white bull

Painting
ca. 1820 - ca. 1825 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Mahadeva (Shiva) in his form as Isana, guardian of the north-east, riding on a white bull. He rides a white bull, is clad in royal garments, has a fair complexion and is four-armed. He holds a snake-entwined drum and the deer, a red cane and the reins.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gouache on watermarked paper
Brief Description
Painting; gouache on watermarked paper, Mahadeva in his form as Isana, Trichinopoly, ca. 1825.
Physical Description
Mahadeva (Shiva) in his form as Isana, guardian of the north-east, riding on a white bull. He rides a white bull, is clad in royal garments, has a fair complexion and is four-armed. He holds a snake-entwined drum and the deer, a red cane and the reins.
Dimensions
  • Height: 22cm
  • Width: 18cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
  • (Inscription; decoration; Telugu; Beneath illustration)
  • '16. Paramaswoodoo on a bull' (Inscription; decoration; English; Roman; Beneath illustration)
Object history
Purchased from Mr A. Churchill, 1923.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
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
Collection
Accession Number
IM.370-1923

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record createdJuly 20, 2000
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