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Figure - Parshurama

Parshurama

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Madras (probably, made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze cast

  • Museum number:

    528(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Parashurama (Rama-with-the-axe) is shown as the first incarnation of Vishnu in human form with two arms holding an axe in right hand.

Place of Origin

Madras (probably, made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze cast

Dimensions

Height: 15.3 cm, Weight: g 384

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; Parashurama, the 6th incarnation of Vishnu, South India (probably Madras), 19th century.

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

Mitchell, A.G. 'Hindu Gods and Goddesses.' London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982. Plate 16. ISBN 011290372X

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Casting

Categories

Hinduism; Religion

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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