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Nandikeshvara, the anthropomorphic form of Nandi and attendant of Shiva.

Painting
ca. 1820 - ca. 1825 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Nandikeshvara, the anthropomorphic form of Nandi and attendant of Shiva. He is bull-headed, with human body and four arms. He is dressed in royal garments and jewellery, and faces to the left. In two hands he holds the drum and antelope of Shiva, and the other two hands are in abhaya and vara hastas (symbolic positions).


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Gouache on watermarked paper
Brief description
Painting; gouache on watermarked paper, Nandikeshvara, the anthropomorphic form of Nandi and attendant of Shiva, Trichinopoly, ca. 1825.
Physical description
Nandikeshvara, the anthropomorphic form of Nandi and attendant of Shiva. He is bull-headed, with human body and four arms. He is dressed in royal garments and jewellery, and faces to the left. In two hands he holds the drum and antelope of Shiva, and the other two hands are in abhaya and vara hastas (symbolic positions).
Dimensions
  • Height: 22cm
  • Width: 18cm
Style
Marks and inscriptions
  • (Inscription; decoration; Telugu; Beneath illustration)
  • '18. Nundeecaswerasauwmy' (Inscription; decoration; English; Roman; Beneath illustration)
Object history
Purchased from Mr A. Churchill, 1923.
Subject 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.372-1923

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Record createdJuly 20, 2000
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