Gouache painting on paper. The Hindu deity Agni on his ram mount and accompanied by two attendants. Agni is depicted with seven arms, two heads and three legs. He has seven fiery tongues with which he licks sacrificial butter. The attributes held in his hands included an axe and prayer beads. The painting is framed by a green, black and gold border, which has been adhered to the paper.
- Found/Acquired: Pune
- (Asia,South Asia,India,Deccan,Maharashtra,Pune District,Pune)
- Height: 24.2 centimetres (including border)
- Width: 35.1 centimetres (including border)
This painting was previously stored in a folder entitled 'Hindu Iconography, Deccani School: 1800–1805 (on European paper).'
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Object reference number: RFI1314
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