Panel with Gaja Lakṣmī scene, the goddess Lakṣmī being lustrated by elephants. From the lintel of an elaborate mansion door. Made of carved wood.
- Made in: Chettinad
- (Asia,South Asia,India,Tamil Nadu,Chettinad)
- Found/Acquired: India (South)
- (Asia,South Asia,India)
- Length: 39.24 centimetres
The goddess is invariably shown above the doorways of the great houses of the wealthy Chettiar banker families, many of whom made fortunes during the colonial period, particularly in British Southeast Asia.
24 August 1993
Surface slightly dusty. Some insect remains and frass on surface.
Cleaned surface using a range of brushes and vacuum cleaner.
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Object reference number: RRI9904
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