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 Figure group - Lakshminarayana

Lakshminarayana

  • Object:

    Figure group

  • Place of origin:

    South India (or possibly southern Deccan region, made)

  • Date:

    1675-1775 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    cast bronze

  • Museum number:

    IM.38-1937

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A group of Vishnu with Lakshmi sitting on his right knee with Garuda kneeling below.Vishnu with a high headdress (kirita) is holding prayer beads (normally associated with Shiva or Brahma) in his lower right hand and a strange openwork object in his upper left. Lakshmi's feet rest on what appears to be a slightly odd lotus. A small Garuda is on the front of the base. The bronze shows a good deal of wear.

Place of Origin

South India (or possibly southern Deccan region, made)

Date

1675-1775 (made)

Materials and Techniques

cast bronze

Dimensions

Height: 11.5 cm, Weight: 391 g

Descriptive line

Bronze group of Lakshminarayana with Garuda, eighteenth century from South India or possibly the southern Deccan

Production Note

or South Deccan

Materials

Copper alloy

Subjects depicted

Hinduism

Categories

Religion

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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