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Kalki

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Bilaspur (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

  • Museum number:

    IS.9-1963

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, the tenth incarnation of Vishnu, Kalki, the horse. Vishnu is seated on a stool, leaning against a white cushion and wielding a sword. He faces a groom who holds the white horse, Kalki, from whose back he will demolish the wicked.

Place of Origin

Bilaspur (made)

Date

ca. 1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

Dimensions

Height: 142 mm maximum, Width: 210 mm

Descriptive line

Painting, Kalki, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Bilaspur, ca. 1750

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p. 239, cat. no. 37.
Indian paintings from the Punjab Hills : a survey and history of Pahari miniature painting / by W. G. Archer ; foreword by Sherman E. Lee. London :Delhi: Sotheby Parke Bernet ;Oxford University Press, 1973 Number: 0856670022

Materials

Paper; Paint; Opaque watercolour; Gold

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Sword; Deities; Horse; Cushion; Stool

Categories

Paintings; Religion; Hinduism; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project; Animals and Wildlife

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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