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Painting - The shrine of Vishnu and the fifteen alvars and bhaktas of the Vaishnava cult.
  • The shrine of Vishnu and the fifteen alvars and bhaktas of the Vaishnava cult.
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The shrine of Vishnu and the fifteen alvars and bhaktas of the Vaishnava cult.

  • 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.392-1923

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Above: The shrine of the god Vishnu in his form of Shri Ranga Natha worshipped at Shrirangam near Trichinopoly. He reclines on the serpent of eternity, Ananta. Attendants on either side. Below: the figures of the fifteen alvars and bhaktas of the Vaishnava cult. The bhaktas hold square yellow fans. The ten alvars in the rows below are seated in the same position with their hands in anjali-mudra wearing sugar-loaf hats.

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

'38. Most intimated Alvers at Streerungon.'
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 ^shrine of Vishnu and the fifteen alvars and bhaktas of the Vaishnava cult, 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 28 p. ISBN 0944142303

Materials

Gouache; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Categories

Hinduism; Paintings; Indian Company Paintings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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