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painting

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1880,0.2428

  • Description

    Gouache painting from an album of 26 depicting scenes of Hindu mythology in a variety of painting styles. The boar avatar Varaha, the third incarnation of Viṣṇu, stands in front of the decapitated body of the demon Hiranyaksha. The goddess Bhudevi balances on the boar's tusks.

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1751-1850 (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 17.7 centimetres
    • Width: 13.5 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    The majority of the paintings from this album are in the Pahari style of painting. A few folios are in a Provincial Mughal style and were most likely painted in the late eighteenth century. The remaining folios, and the album's binding, are nineteenth century.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    1880,0.2428

Gouache painting from an album of 26 depicting scenes of Hindu mythology in a variety of painting styles. The boar avatar Varaha, the third incarnation of Vi??u, stands in front of the decapitated body of the demon Hiranyaksha. The goddess Bhudevi balances on the boar's tusks.

Gouache painting from an album of 26 depicting scenes of Hindu mythology in a variety of painting styles. The boar avatar Varaha, the third incarnation of Vi??u, stands in front of the decapitated body of the demon Hiranyaksha. The goddess Bhudevi balances on the boar's tusks.

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