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Figure - Lakshmi-Narayana

Lakshmi-Narayana

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    India (south, made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze cast, Copper colour, moderate wear.

  • Museum number:

    520(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Seated figure of Narayana (an epithet of Vishnu) with Lakshmi (Sri) on his left knee, in lalitasana pose. Lakshmi having her right arm round Vishnu's shoulders. Two of Vishnu's hands hold the conch-shell (shanka) and wheel (chakra), and another hand is in vitarka mudra. A one piece cast with the typical southern base with incised decoration. There are holes for a missing arch at the back of the base.

Place of Origin

India (south, made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze cast, Copper colour, moderate wear.

Dimensions

Height: 13.5 cm, Weight: 755 g

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Bronze figure; Lakshmi-Narayana, 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 9. ISBN 011290372X

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Casting

Categories

Hinduism; Religion; India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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