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Painting - Rama holding a bow and a crescent tipped arrow

Rama holding a bow and a crescent tipped arrow

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Trichinopoly (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1825 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gouache on watermarked paper dated 1820

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Rama, the seventh avatara of Vishnu, holding a bow and a crescent tipped arrow. From a series of 100 drawings of Hindu deities created in South India.

Place of Origin

Trichinopoly (probably, made)


ca. 1825 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Gouache on watermarked paper dated 1820

Marks and inscriptions

'Vistnoo came on to this world by name Ramah to kill Ravana and Combacarnah as well as other giants.'
Inscribed with titles in Telugu with broken english translations.


Length: 22 cm, Width: 18 cm

Object history note

Purchased from Mr A. Churchill, 1923.

Descriptive line

Painting; gouache on watermarked paper, Rama holding a bow and a crescent tipped arrow, Trichinopoly, ca.1825.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Archer, Mildred. Company Paintings Indian Paintings of the British period
Victoria and Albert Museum Indian Series London: Victoria and Albert Museum, Maplin Publishing, 1992 30 p. ISBN 0944142303


Gouache; Paper



Subjects depicted



Paintings; Hinduism; Indian Company Paintings


South & South East Asia Collection

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