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Figure - Krishna

Krishna

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Deccan (made)

  • Date:

    1825-1875 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    bronze cast

  • Museum number:

    740-1874

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Krishna crawling with a relatively tiered crown and frilled decoration on the shoulders, a tiny pot-like beneath the left hand.
740A: His hair is in a topknot with a pot-like form (butter pot?) below his left hand. Simple modelling, dull brass colour, little wear.
640B: Wearing a seven-pointed crown, with a topknot behind it with frilled details on the shoulders. There is a pot-like object below the left hand. Moderate quality, brassy colour, little wear.
740C: Wearing a seven-pointed crown but with a large fan-like headdress, perhaps meant to be peacock feathers, taking up almost half the height. Brass colour, little wear.
740D: Hair in topknot with a well-defined hairline. Dark brass colour, little wear.
740E: A folkish image in the usual pose, with elongated proportions wearing a tall crown. Brassy colour, moderate wear.
740F: Wearing a small crown showing some southern influence. Small, shapeless lump below the left hand. Brassy colour, light wear.
740G: Tiny, modest quality, in the usual pose. Hair in topknot, stump below left hand. Copper colour, moderate wear.

Place of Origin

Deccan (made)

Date

1825-1875 (made)

Materials and Techniques

bronze cast

Dimensions

Height: 6.7 cm 740:C-1874, Weight: 68 g 740:C-1874, Height: 7.5 cm 740:B-1874, Weight: 228 g 740:B-1874, Height: 6.2 cm 740:E-1874, Weight: 66 g 740:E-1874, Height: 7.5 cm 740-1874, Weight: 273 g 740-1874, Height: 8 cm 740:A-1874, Weight: 285 g 740:A-1874, Height: 5.3 cm 740:D-1874, Weight: 102 g 740:D-1874, Height: 4.5 cm 740:F-1874, Weight: 71 g 740:F-1874, Height: 3.5 cm 740G, Weight: 30 g 740G

Object history note

From the collection of William Tayler

Descriptive line

Krishna crawling, sculptures, copper alloy, Deccan, 1825-1875, India

Materials

Copper alloy

Subjects depicted

Hinduism

Categories

Religion

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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