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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Viṣṇu. Figure of Nārāyaṇa or reclining Viṣṇu on the multi-headed serpent Ananta; cast in a copper alloy.

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 16 centimetres
    • Length: 23.5 centimetres
    • Width: 14.8 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Listed in A Catalogue of Indian Idols, Indian Paintings, Drawings & c which were collected by Mr Simpson during a long Residence in India in the Company's Service. (London, 1792).

  • Location

    On display: G1/fc8

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    A Catalogue of Indian Idols &c Collected by Mr Simpson (London, 1792) lot 16.

  • Department


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • 1880.1604
    • T
Figures (group of). Vishnu lying on Sesha. Made of bronze.

Figures (group of). Vishnu lying on Sesha. Made of bronze.

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