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    Small Bronze Vishnu

    Tamil Nadu, South India
    18th century

    height: 8cm, width: 4.3cm, depth: 2.2cm, weight: 104g

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    Provenance

    UK art market

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    This small cast bronze image is of Vishnu, standing, with four arms. The upper two hold attributes – a conch and a cakra. His principal right arm is in varada-mudra. The hand of his principal left arm rests by his side in a katyavalambita gesture.

    The figure has a tall, conical crown and stands on a round dais.

    The form is typical of South India, probably Tamil Nadu.

    The figure has much wear from ritual handling and washing, and has developed a lovely milk-chocolate patina.

    References

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

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