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Figure - Krishna


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Orissa (made)

  • Date:

    1700-1800 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    bronze cast

  • Museum number:


  • 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)


1700-1800 (made)

Materials and Techniques

bronze cast


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


Copper alloy

Subjects depicted



Religion; India Museum


South & South East Asia Collection

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