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Painting - Vishnu as Varadarajaswami with his two 'shaktis', Shri Devi and Bhumi Devi.
  • Vishnu as Varadarajaswami with his two 'shaktis', Shri Devi and Bhumi Devi.
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Vishnu as Varadarajaswami with his two 'shaktis', Shri Devi and Bhumi Devi.

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Tiruchchirappalli (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820 - ca. 1825 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gouache on watermarked paper

  • Museum number:

    IM.399-1923

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Vishnu as Varadarajaswami with his two 'shaktis', Shri Devi and Bhumi Devi, the form in which he is worshipped in the temple at Kanchipuram.

Place of Origin

Tiruchchirappalli (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1820 - ca. 1825 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gouache on watermarked paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscription; decoration; Telugu; Telugu; Beneath illustration

'45. Vurdaraja permauls with his two ladies at Sinnacaryevarom.'
Inscription; decoration; English; Roman

Dimensions

Height: 22 cm, width: 18 cm

Object history note

Purchased from Mr A. Churchill, 1923.

Descriptive line

Painting; gouache on watermarked paper, Vishnu as Varadarajaswami with his two 'shaktis', Shri Devi and Bhumi Devi, Trichinopoly, ca. 1825.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Archer, Mildred. Company Paintings Indian Paintings of the British period
Victoria and Albert Museum Indian Series London: Victoria and Albert Museum, Maplin Publishing, 1992 29 p. ISBN 0944142303

Materials

Gouache; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Deities

Categories

Hinduism; Paintings; Indian Company Paintings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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