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Figure - Vishnu

Vishnu

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    South India (made)

  • Date:

    1675-1775 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    cast bronze

  • Museum number:

    IM.38-1937

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Vishnu holding prayer beads (normally associated with Shiva or Brahma) in his lower right hand and a strange openwork object in his lower left. Lakshmi's feet rest on what appears to be a slightly odd lotus. A small Garuda is on the front of the base.
Modelling is perhaps a bit provincial which may expalin the unusual details.
Copper colour substantial wear.

Place of Origin

South India (made)

Date

1675-1775 (made)

Materials and Techniques

cast bronze

Dimensions

Height: 11.5 cm, Weight: 391 g

Descriptive line

Vishnu; Sculpture, bronze, India, 1675-1775

Production Note

or South Deccan

Materials

Copper alloy

Subjects depicted

Hinduism

Categories

Religion

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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