Inventory no.: 2819

Indian Hindu Bronzes


Seven Small Hindu Bronze Images


16th-18th centuries

heights: 5cm-6cm

Each of the bronzes in this collection of seven is very small, but each is well-cast and well defined. Each also shows considerable puja wear attesting to their age and ritual use.

Each bronze would have been used on a household altar and each morning, the principal woman of the house would have bathed the bronzes and made offerings to them.

The bronzes are:

(1) Shiva and Parvati

(2) Annapurna

(3) Krishna

(4) Vishnu reclining on the serpent Shesha (with Lakshmi, Bhudevi and Garuda in the foreground)

(5) Ganesh

(6) Vishnu

(7) Sridevi


Mitchell, A.G., Hindu Gods and Goddesses, UBSPD, 1982.


UK art market

Inventory no.: 2819