The Hindu God Vishnu
Indian (South India - Tamilnadu) School, c.1800
Art / Sculpture
625 mm (H)
Place of origin
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Powis Castle and Garden, Powys (Accredited Museum)
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Bronze sculpture, The God Hindu God Vishnu (The Supreme Being), Indian (South India - Tamilnadu) School, circa 1800. Vishnu with four arms; the flaming discus in his upper right hand and the lower right hand in protective gesture. The conch and two fingers of his upper left hand have been broken off, the lower left hand rests on his hip as though pressing down on the top of his mace (not depicted in this icon). On a lotus pedestal, with holes for transporting or securing to a processional chariot. his consorts - see POW.CLIVE.BR.5 and POW.CLIVE.BR.6. S.India (Tamilnadu), c.1800.
Brought to Powis Castle from Walcot Hall in 1930. Accepted by HM Treasury on 21st March, 1963 in lieu of tax and conveyed to National Trust ownership on 29th November 1963.
Powis Castle, The Clive Collection (National Trust)
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Indian (South India - Tamilnadu) School, c.1800, sculptor