Figure of Viṣṇu, standing on a lotus, six-armed with only two remaining, holding club and discus; flanked by female attendants. Carved in grey chlorite and subsequently blackened.
- Found/Acquired: India (East)
- (Asia,South Asia,India)
- Height: 167 centimetres
- Width: 78 centimetres
- Depth: 19 centimetres
- Weight: 362.5 kilograms
2009 1 May-20 Sep, Victoria, Royal BC Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2009 11 Dec-2010 10 May, Madrid, Canal de Isabel II, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2012 18 Apr – 17 Jul, Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat, ‘Treasures of the World’s Cultures’
2012 Nov 30 - 2013 Apr 4, Bonn, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle, ‘Treasures of The World's Cultures’
6 February 2009
superficial clean. Some gallery paint on the return edges to be removed or toned in.
The sculpture is sound and stable. The piece has been coated in what appears to be a dark tinted wax. Surface dirt and dust has gathered over all of the carvings.
The piece was lightly cleaned using deionized water on cotton swabs.
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: RRI814
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