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Painting - The shrine of Vishnu in the form of Viraraghavaswami, reclining on the serpent of eternity.
  • The shrine of Vishnu in the form of Viraraghavaswami, reclining on the serpent of eternity.
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The shrine of Vishnu in the form of Viraraghavaswami, reclining on the serpent of eternity.

  • 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.401-1923

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The shrine of Vishnu in the form of Viraraghavaswami, reclining on the serpent of eternity, the form in which he is worhipped at the shrine of Tiravallur in Chingleput district. To the right stands Lakshmi and to the left a Vaishnava priest.

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

'47. Veeragava permaul at Porooallore'
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, The ^shrine of Vishnu in the form of Viraraghavaswami, reclining on the serpent of eternity, 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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