Painting

Description
This piece depicts Minakshi, avatar of the Hindu deity Parvati the consort to Shiva. Meenakshi Sundereshwara is a major temple in Madura that is dedicated to the worship of both Shiva and Minakshi.
Accession Loan No.
128/1998/2
Collection Class
Archives and images
Common Name
painting
Simple Name
painting on mica
Full Name
Hindu deity: Minakshi
Dimensions
whole W 166 mm; whole height 118 mm
Production Year Low
late 19th century
Production Year High
early 20th century
Production Town
Thanjavur
Production County
Tamil Nadu
Production Country
India
Production Area Region
South Asia
Production Continent
Asia
Family Group

Material
mica; pigment (oil-based)
Function Name
souvenir
Function Detail
This painting on mica was made in Thanjavur, India in the late Nineteenth or early part of the Twentieth Century as a souvenir for visiting tourists. It is part of a collection depicting various landscape scenes and images of Hindu and Muslim religious celebrations.
Collection Area Region
S
Collection Continent
Asia
Inscription / Transcription
“....(?) of Madura”

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    • Pramod Shukla, moved from Delhi
      22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      This is Narsingh, another form of Vishnu. He killed Hiranyakashyap.

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