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Figure

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    South India (made)

  • Date:

    1800-1850 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    bronze cast

  • Museum number:

    658(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Rama (or Bharata) with a missing bow and arrow. Relatively simply modelled, notably the very plain base. 562(IS) has a a very similar base- could they have come from the same shrine?. Little wear.

Place of Origin

South India (made)

Date

1800-1850 (made)

Materials and Techniques

bronze cast

Dimensions

Height: 7.2 cm, Weight: 194 g

Object history note

Transferred from the India Museum in London to the South Kensington Museum (now the V&A) in 1879.

Descriptive line

Rama (or Bharata); Sculpture, bronze, 1800-1850, South India.

Materials

Copper alloy

Subjects depicted

Hinduism

Categories

Religion; India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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