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Figure - Vishnu

Vishnu

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    South India (south, made)

  • Date:

    1700-1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cast bronze

  • Museum number:

    IM.14-1909

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cast bronze figure of Vishnu. Part of a group in which he is accompanied by Shridevi (also called Lakshmi), representing wealth, and Bhudevi (Prithvi) representing the Earth.
A well modelled and finely detailed example of Vishnu pose, moderate wear, copper colour and fairly heavy cast in one piece with the base, which has a slightly frilled edged to the engraved lotus.

Previosly mentioned in the Register as a set of three figures reperesenting the Hindu deity Vishnu, as Krishna, with his two Saktis, Radha and Rukmani.

A pair of Vishunu's consorts forming a triad with Vishnu IM 14-1909 As usual Sri would have stood to the right of Vishnu; she wears a breast band and holds a lotus flower in her left hand, Bhu stood to his left and holds a different lotus in her right hand. The three images have fitted into a shrine.
IM.14A-1909: Goddes Sri, standing
IM.14B- 1909: Goddess Bhu.

Place of Origin

South India (south, made)

Date

1700-1775 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cast bronze

Dimensions

Height: 21 cm

Object history note

Given by Miss.M.Stokes

Descriptive line

Bronze figure; Vishnu, South India, 19th century.

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

Mitchell, A.G. 'Hindu Gods and Goddesses.' London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982. Plate 8. ISBN 011290372X

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Casting

Subjects depicted

Hinduism

Categories

Religion

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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