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Figure - Vishnu


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    South India (made)

  • Date:

    1775-1825 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    cast bronze

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Standing vishnu in the usual pose. The base is cut at the back, probably to fit a replacement separate base.

Place of Origin

South India (made)


1775-1825 (made)

Materials and Techniques

cast bronze


Height: 9.5 cm, Weight: 147 g

Object history note

Given by Mrs Crawley-Boevey, widow of Arthur William Crawley-Boevey (1845-1913). His collection of Indian artefacts, of which 83 objects were donated to the Museum, was made while he was serving as Collector and Magistrate in the Bombay Civil Service in the District of Dharwar, in the former Bombay Presidency, 1891-92. Since Independence Dharwar has been known as Dharwad and is in the State of Karnataka.

Descriptive line

Vishnu as Ballaji; Sculpture, copper, cast, South India


Copper alloy

Subjects depicted





South & South East Asia Collection

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