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Figure - Krishna

Krishna

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Orissa (made)

  • Date:

    1700-1800 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    bronze cast

  • Museum number:

    540(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A good quality four armed image in the usual pose to play a (missing) flute. As usual the upper hands hold a chakra and conch, which are well detailed, as is typical of the regional style. Other regional indicators are flower-like projections from the crown, makara earrings and a relatively simply lotus base. Venugopalas in this regional style often had a a small gada supporting the bent knee but his image never seems to have had one.
Dark brass colour, light to merate wear.

Place of Origin

Orissa (made)

Date

1700-1800 (made)

Materials and Techniques

bronze cast

Dimensions

Height: 17.5 cm, Weight: 853 g

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Krishna; Sculpture, bronze, India, 1700-1800

Production Note

or Andhra

Materials

Copper alloy

Subjects depicted

Hinduism

Categories

Religion; India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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