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  • Description

    Open-work alabaster plaque, painted in colours, depicting a seated male figure on a stool holding a pot with both hands (possibly Varuna); beside him a smaller figure with a headdress surmounted by peackock feathers (possibly Balaskanda).

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    • 18thC(late)
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      • Inscription Position

        on the shoulder of the plaque
      • Inscription Content

        B 94
      • Inscription Comment

        This number represents an old sequence and may be related to its number in the sale catalogue of 1829. This latter point needs checking.
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    On display: G1

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  • Acquisition notes

    Purchased by John Bridge at the Stuart sale at Christie's in June, 1830. The collection was given to the British Museum in 1872 by Mrs John Bridge and his nieces, Miss Fanny Bridge and Mrs Edgar Baker, on the death that year of George Bridge, brother of John Bridge.

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COMPASS Image Caption: Stone staue of Krishna


COMPASS Image Caption: Stone staue of Krishna

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