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The Hindu Pantheon

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1940,0713,0.253

  • Title (object)

    • The Hindu Pantheon
  • Description

    Book of plates. The plates to accompany Edward Moor's Hindu Pantheon, bound as a separate volume. The book begins with an image of and an invocation to Lord Ganesha - as any Indian manuscript should. The Sanskrit inscription at the top reads 'honour to the name of Lord Ganesha' (Shi Ganeshah).

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1810
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 31.5 centimetres (Closed)
    • Width: 25 centimetres
    • Depth: 2.5 centimetres
    • Width: 42 centimetres (Open, approximately)
  • Curator's comments

    Blurton, R:
    Moor's work tries to order Indian religion for a western audience.
    Ganesha is the Lord of Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles, which is why his image appears at the start of the book.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2012 Nov 30 - 2013 Apr 4, Bonn, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle, ‘Treasures of The World's Cultures’ (vol 3 only)

  • Acquisition date

    1940

  • Acquisition notes

    From the Edward Moor Collection. Given by Mrs A.G. Moor in 1940.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1940,0713,0.253

Book of plates. The plates to accompany Edward Moor's Hindu Pantheon, bound as a separate volume.  Title Page

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Book of plates. The plates to accompany Edward Moor's Hindu Pantheon, bound as a separate volume. Title Page

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