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Rama

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Madras (probably, made)

  • Date:

    late 18th century-early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    bronze cast

  • Museum number:

    IM.16-1909

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Rama or Ramachandra, the seventh incarnation of Vishnu is shown with two hands, left hand rest on an ornate bow and the left is posed to hold a (missing) arrow. A makara-topped quiver hangs behind his right shoulder. The bow is usually missing but in this case it was cast in one piece with the figure; it has makara bottom or stand. A small, moulded, triangular srivatsa marks Rama's right chest. Although rather heavily proportioned the figure is particularly elaborately detailed. The broad flat bottom of its base may have slotted into a larger shrine.

Place of Origin

Madras (probably, made)

Date

late 18th century-early 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

bronze cast

Dimensions

Height: 13.6 cm, Weight: 676 g

Descriptive line

Bronze figure; Rama, 7th incarnation of Vishnu, South India (probably Madras), late 18th or early 19th century.

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

Mitchell, A.G. 'Hindu Gods and Goddesses.' London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982. Plate 17. ISBN 011290372X

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Casting

Subjects depicted

Hinduism

Categories

Religion

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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