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Kalki avatar

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Eastern Deccan (made)
    Machilipatnam (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Major R.G. Gayer-Anderson Pasha and Colonel T.G.Gayer-Anderson, C.M.G., D.S.O.

  • Museum number:

    IS.188-1953

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, depicting Kalki, the tenth avatar of Vishnu, in the form of a warrior riding a white horse.

Place of Origin

Eastern Deccan (made)
Machilipatnam (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1780 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Dimensions

Height: 21.5 cm height including border, Width: 14 cm width including border, Height: 17.5 cm height excluding borders and margins, Width: 10.5 cm width excluding borders and margins

Descriptive line

Painting, Vishnu as Kalki avatar, opaque watercolour on paper, Eastern Deccan, possibly Machilipatnam, ca. 1780

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Paper; Paint

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Warrior; Horse

Categories

Animals and Wildlife; Paintings; Hinduism; Religion; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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