7284

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    South Indian Bronze Image of Vishnu

    Tamil Nadu, South India
    17th-18th century

    height: 14.6cm, width: 6.2cm, depth: 4.6cm, weight: 473g

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    UK art market

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    This good-sized bronze image of Vishnu has been finely cast with many details. The deity is shown standing. He holds a chakra and a conch shell in his secondary arms. His principal right arm is in varada-mudra and his left rests at his waist in a katyavalambita gesture.

    He wears various body ornaments and jewellery, a striped dhoti with prominent, flowing ribbons, and a tall, tiered crown.

    He stands on a lotus pedestal on a square platform.

    The image is in fine condition, with good puja (prayer) wear and a warm, chocolate-brown patina.

    References

    Archer, M. et alTreasures from India: The Clive Collection at Powis Castle, The National Trust, 1987.

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

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