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Vishnu as Vamana 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.29-1917

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, King Bali is shown seated on a terrace, offering water to Vamana, the dwarf avatar (incarnation) of Vishnu and an attendant. A maid holding a fly-whisk stands behind his throne.

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

'Vamana or Dwarf Avatara'
handwritten in border

Dimensions

Height: 215 mm, Width: 160 mm, Height: 162 mm image within innermost painted borders, Width: 113 mm image within innermost painted borders

Descriptive line

Painting, the Vamana (dwarf) avatar of Vishnu, opaque watercolour on paper, Rajasthan, possibly Jaipur, mid 19th century

Materials

Paint; Opaque watercolour; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Deity; Servant; King; Fly whisk; Dwarf

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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