6003

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    Fine, Cast Bronze Image of Vishnu

    South India
    17th-18th century

    height: 15cm, weight: 482g

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    Provenance

    UK art market

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    This good-sized, elegant image of Vishnu has been cast using the lost wax process as a single piece.  It dates to the 18th and perhaps the 17th century.

    The figure has been cast with four arms. Vishnu is shown standing, holding a chakra and a sankha in his secondary arms, and his principal arms are in varada, by his side. He wears various body ornaments, a dhoti with prominent, flowing side ribbons decorated with cross-hatching, and a tall crown.

    The image retains good detailing but also ample puja wear from ritual handling and bathing. It is a fine example with lovely milk chocolate patina. There are no losses and no repairs.

    References

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

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