Seated figure of the Jain goddess Sulocanā, shown with eight arms, seated on a lotus and surrounded by attendant figures; a seated Jina at the top. Carved in beige sandstone; inscribed.
- 850 (circa)
- Found/Acquired: Gyaraspur (probably from Mālādevī temple)
- (Asia,South Asia,India,Madhya Pradesh,Gyaraspur)
- Height: 76.2 centimetres
- Width: 47 centimetres
Inscription CommentLabel naming the goddess.
Sulocana is the yakṣī of the Tīrthankara Padmaprabha
1995 6 Nov-22 Jan, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Peaceful Liberators: Jain Art from India
1995 5 Mar-28 May, Kimbell Art Museum, The Peaceful Liberators: Jain Art from India
1995 15 Jul-17 Sept, New Orleans Museum of Art, The Peaceful Liberators: Jain Art from India
1995-1996 2 nov-21 Jan, London, V&A, The Peaceful Liberators: Jain Art from India
29 July 1994
Reason for treatment
Examine for paint traces. Clean. Secure small laminations if necessary. Remove plaster.
Object has superficial dirt and dust. Small laminations. Some traces of plaster on the base of the figure.
Surface of the figure cleaned with Wishab sponge (vulcanized latex,filler). Further cleaning was with acetone and water 50/50. Difficult areas were cleaned with acetone. A pad was made with David's P38 Isopon (polyester paste) and David's P40 Isopon (polyester,glass fibre), to enable the figure to stand evenly. This was retouched to match the colouring of the piece with acrylic paints. The pad was adhered to the base with Sebralit resin (polyester). The laminations did not require treatment.
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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Object reference number: RRI848
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