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Vishnu as Kalki

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Bilaspur (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1720 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, depicting Vishnu as Kalki, the horse avatar.

Place of Origin

Bilaspur (made)


ca. 1720 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper


Height: 183 mm, Width: 271 mm, Height: 167 mm image within innermost painted borders maximum, Width: 254 mm image within innermost painted borders maximum

Object history note

IS. 90 to 128-1954 were purchased for £150, from Maggs Bros. Originally in the stock of Abdullah&Sons of Hathipole, Udaipur, and earlier in the family collection of Thakur Iswari Singh of Bilaspur, Sirmoor, now a resident of Udaipur. Iswari Singh's great-grandfather Raja Kharakh Chand was ruler of Bilaspur (1824-39). The picture was among those which fell to Iswari Singh's branch of the family on the division of the collection.

Descriptive line

Painting, Vishnu as Kalki, opaque watercolour on paper, Bilaspur, ca. 1720


Opaque watercolour; Paint; Paper



Subjects depicted

Deity; Horse


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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