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Vishnu and Ananta

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Calcutta, India (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850-1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:

    D.419-1889

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, the god Vishnu is shown recling on the coils of the serpent Ananta (or Shesha) during an intervals between periods of creation. The god Brahma springs from his navel.

Place of Origin

Calcutta, India (made)

Date

ca. 1850-1870 (made)

Artist/maker

unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Descriptive line

Painting, Vishnu reclining on the serpent Ananta, opaque watercolour on paper, Kalighat, Kolkata, ca. 1850-1870

Materials

Paper; Paint; Opaque watercolour

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Deity; Hinduism; Vishnu; Serpent; Brahma; Ananta

Categories

Religion; Paintings; Folk Art; Hinduism; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection code

SSEA

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