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Figure - Vishnu

Vishnu

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    South India (made)

  • Date:

    1750-1825 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Two metal, cast bronze

  • Museum number:

    IM.74-1930

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

This is a typical Indian example, intact and in the usual pose. Its notable feature is the "Ganga-Jamuna" two-metal technique, with all areas of flesh in dark colour, contrasting to the bright brass of the rest of the image. The base lotus is deeply modelled. Moderate wear.

Place of Origin

South India (made)

Date

1750-1825 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Two metal, cast bronze

Dimensions

Height: 10.5 cm, Weight: 268 g, :

Object history note

Given by E.L.Cappel Esq., C.I.E.

Descriptive line

Vishnu; Sculpture, brass copper, India

Materials

Copper alloy

Subjects depicted

Hinduism

Categories

Religion

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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