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Shrine back - Shrine: Vishnu & consorts

Shrine: Vishnu & consorts

  • Object:

    Shrine back

  • Place of origin:

    South India (made)

  • Date:

    1800-1850 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    bronze cast

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A typical shrine of Vishnu and consorts but of poor quality. Originally cast in seven pieces one small figure (probably Hanuman) is missing from the front of the base.

Place of Origin

South India (made)


1800-1850 (made)

Materials and Techniques

bronze cast


Height: 11.5 cm, Weight: 190 g

Object history note

Transferred from the India Museum in London to teh South Kensington Museum ( now the V&A) in 1879.

Descriptive line

Vishnu shrine with consorts, South India, bronze, 1800-1850.


Copper alloy

Subjects depicted



Religion; India Museum


South & South East Asia Collection

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