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Vishnu as Buddha Avatar

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Rajasthan (made)
    Jaipur (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    mid 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs. Grace S. Anderson in memory of her husband John Anderson, M. D., C. E. O., F. R. S.

  • Museum number:

    IM.33-1917

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, Buddha avatara, the ninth incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu, is shown as a four-armed, haloed deity seated on a low throne, attended by two men bearing yak-tail fly-whisks (chowries).

Place of Origin

Rajasthan (made)
Jaipur (possibly, made)

Date

mid 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Buddha Avatara'
handwritten in lower border

Dimensions

Height: 216 mm, Width: 160 mm, Height: 162 mm image within innermost painted borders, Width: 112 mm image within innermost painted borders

Descriptive line

Painting, Buddha avatar, the ninth incarnation of Vishnu, opaque watercolour on paper, Rajasthan, possibly Jaipur, mid 19th century

Materials

Paint; Opaque watercolour; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Fly whisks; Deity

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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