Painting

Description
Vishnu appearing as a man-lion or Lord Narasimha. He has four arms which means that this deity is connected to both spiritual and physical worlds. A disk, chakra, and a conch shell, shanka, are held in his hands. He is incarnated to kill the demon Hiranyakashipan,and to save his devotee Prahlada.
Accession Loan No.
128/1998/3
Collection Class
Archives and images
Common Name
painting
Simple Name
painting on mica
Full Name
Hindu deity: possibly an avatar of Vishnu
Dimensions
whole W 162 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

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