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Painting - Vishnu seated in his heaven, Vaikuntha, upon the coils of the serpent of eternity, Ananta.
  • Vishnu seated in his heaven, Vaikuntha, upon the coils of the serpent of eternity, Ananta.
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Vishnu seated in his heaven, Vaikuntha, upon the coils of the serpent of eternity, Ananta.

  • 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.390-1923

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Vishnu seated in his heaven, Vaikuntha, upon the coils of the serpent of eternity, Ananta, in the presence of Brahma and Vayu.

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

'36. Vayoodvala reporting the arrival of Brahma to Mahavistnoo'
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, Trichinopoly, Vishnu seated in his heaven, Vaikuntha, upon the coils of the serpent of eternity, Ananta, 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 28 p. ISBN 0944142303

Materials

Gouache; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Snake (animal)

Categories

Hinduism; Paintings; Indian Company Paintings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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