The Hindu God Vishnu
Indian (South India - Tamilnadu) School, c.1800
Bronze sculpture, The Hindu God Vishnu by Indian (South India - Tamilnadu) School, circa 1800. Large bronze figure of the God Vishnu, with four arms; the flaming discus in his upper right hand and the lower right hand in protective gesture. A fiery conch is supported by his upper left hand and the lower left presses down on his mace. The pedestal lotus base with incised decoration. His consorts - see POW.CLIVE.BR.7 and POW.CLIVE.BR.8. S.India (Tamilnadu), c.1800. See catalogue pg.112. Second from left on image.
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