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Figure - Lakshmana

Lakshmana

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Madras (probably, made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    bronze and brass cast, with lighter metal for loincloth and jewellery etc.

  • Museum number:

    705(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Lakshmana is shown holding a bow (now missing) in a two-armed posture. There is no quiver on his back. Cast in the "Ganga-Jumana" technique with skin areas copper coloured but costume and jewellery brass.

Place of Origin

Madras (probably, made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

bronze and brass cast, with lighter metal for loincloth and jewellery etc.

Dimensions

Height: 13.6 cm, Weight: 520 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 and brass figure; Lakshmana, half-brother of Rama, 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 18. ISBN 011290372X

Materials

Bronze; Brass

Techniques

Casting

Subjects depicted

Hinduism

Categories

Religion

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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