- Museum number
- Series: Ten Avatars of Vishnu
Gouache painting on paper. Viṣṇu in the form of Paraśurāma, the sixth avatar of the god. Paraśurāma, or Rama-with-the-axe, fights the many-armed corrupt Haihaya king, Arjuna Kartavirya. A palace can be seen in the distance, behind the hill used as a backdrop for the two main figures.
- Production date
- 1800 (circa)
Height: 34.60 centimetres (including border)
Width: 27.20 centimetres (including border)
- Curator's comments
- The architectural backdrop of 1940,0713,0.28, including the section inlaid with coloured marble, suggests a provenance in the Deccan not far removed from Rajasthan. The same can be applied to the other paintings in this series.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Registration number