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painting / album

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1974,0617,0.14.38

  • Description

    Album leaf painting of the Buddha incarnation of Viṣṇu in Dharmacakra-pravartana-mudra. Painted on paper. According to register, folio 39.

  • Date

    • 1800 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Curator's comments

    Blurton 1992:
    An exact provenance for this painting - and the other paintings of the 'avatras' bound in the same volume - is difficult to pin down. Certain features such as the oval face and the stepped crown look southern, but the treatment of the landscape and the sky are more northern in character.

    When this collection was originally acquired, eight paintings in a distinctly Tanjore style (1974,0617,0.14.1-8) were bound together with a collection of thirty paintings (1974,0617,0.14.9-38) that appear to be of a style associated with Maharashtra. The paintings have since all been removed from this binding.

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  • Bibliography

    • Blurton 1992 p.144, fig.90 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1974

  • Acquisition notes

    Transferred from the Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books (OMPB).

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1974,0617,0.14.38

  • Additional IDs

    • 26549
Album leaf; painting. Deity. Vishnu as Buddha in Dharmacakra-pravartana-mudra. Painted on paper. According to register, folio 39.

Recto

Album leaf; painting. Deity. Vishnu as Buddha in Dharmacakra-pravartana-mudra. Painted on paper. According to register, folio 39.

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