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Figure - Group of figures of Hindu gods

Group of figures of Hindu gods

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Deccan (made)

  • Date:

    1825-1875 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    cast bronze

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Image B: A rather crudely cast figure on which attributes are rather shapeless but appear to be those of Vishnu. Engraved lotus base above a flat rectangle. Brassy colour, light to moderate wear.

Image D: Similar to the above but holding four attributes, probably those of Vishnu. Stands on an odd, spicky lotus, with nothing beneath it. Brassy colour, moderate wear.

Image A: A crudely cast and peculiar figure, possibly Vishnu. The lumpy attributes look Vaishnavite, as does the straight pose but he has pointed nose and ugly face and could alternatively be some sort of demon. On a spiky lotus base, brassy colour, moerate wear.

Image C: A cast figure of Bhairava on a plain reactangular base. The dog standing behind him (facing to his left) provides the likely identity because the attributes are too poorly modelled to be clear. They may represent a trident, damaru, bowl and sword. Dark brass colour, little wear.

Image E: A small crude image of Vishnu standing, holding a conch and chakra in the upper hands. His lower right hand rests on a long club; the lower left is at his side. Brass colour, some wear.

Place of Origin

Deccan (made)


1825-1875 (made)

Materials and Techniques

cast bronze


Height: 6 cm Image E, Weight: 346 g Image B, Height: 9 cm Image D, Weight: 182 g Image D, Height: 13 cm Image A, Weight: 395 g Image A, :, Height: cm 10.3 Image C, Weight: g 253 Image C

Object history note

From the collection of William Tayler.


Copper alloy

Subjects depicted





South & South East Asia Collection

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