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Figure - Hanuman

Hanuman

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    India (Deccan, made)

  • Date:

    1825-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cast brass

  • Museum number:

    507(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hanuman is a [popular deity worshipped all over India, particularly in villages and in the South. He is shown in a human form with one head and two arms standing with a long tail looped over his head.
It has moustache, which is common on a various deity images from Maharashtra. Dull brass colour.

Place of Origin

India (Deccan, made)

Date

1825-1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cast brass

Dimensions

Height: 31 cm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Brass figure; Hanuman, 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 43. ISBN 011290372X

Materials

Brass

Techniques

Cast

Subjects depicted

Hinduism

Categories

India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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