"English: painting / album Back to search results Object type painting term details album term details Museum number 1993,0806,0.39 Description Gouache painting on paper from an album of eighty-two paintings of Hindu deities. Four-armed and thousand-eyed Indra carries in his upper right hand a vajra (thunderbolt), formed by six rhomboidal elements, with a sword in his upper left. In his lower right he holds a shield and in his lower left another smaller vajra. His many eyes are distributed equally over his four arms. More School/style Company Sch

"English: painting / album    Back to search results      Object type        painting term details        album term details    Museum number     1993,0806,0.39    Description  Gouache painting on paper from an album of eighty-two paintings of Hindu deities. Four-armed and thousand-eyed Indra carries in his upper right hand a vajra (thunderbolt), formed by six rhomboidal elements, with a sword in his upper left. In his lower right he holds a shield and in his lower left another smaller vajra. His many eyes are distributed equally over his four arms.     More     School/style        Company Sch Stock Photo
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1938 x 2579 px | 16.4 x 21.8 cm | 6.5 x 8.6 inches | 300dpi

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"English: painting / album Back to search results Object type painting term details album term details Museum number 1993,0806,0.39 Description Gouache painting on paper from an album of eighty-two paintings of Hindu deities. Four-armed and thousand-eyed Indra carries in his upper right hand a vajra (thunderbolt), formed by six rhomboidal elements, with a sword in his upper left. In his lower right he holds a shield and in his lower left another smaller vajra. His many eyes are distributed equally over his four arms. More School/style Company School term details Date 1850 (circa) Production place Painted in: Tamil Nadu (Asia,India,Tamil Nadu) Materials paper Technique painted term details Dimensions Height: 32.4 centimetres (page) Width: 29 centimetres (page) Inscriptions Inscription Type inscription Inscription Position lower border Inscription Language French Inscription Content Dévindren roi des saints de Sorca. Curator's comments Dallapiccola 2010: Indra sports a bushy moustache often seen in mid-nineteenth-century portraits. This album of eighty-two paintings of Hindu deities is bound in a wooden cover carved with the image of a female figure playing a vina, surrounded by a creeper. It comprises of an almost equal number of Vaishnava and Shaiva themes, a complete set of images of the ashtadikpalas, and a group of murtis (sacred images of a deity) worshipped in specific temples. The exceptional feature of this work is the inclusion of a group of grama devatas, local deities worshipped in rural areas. The album contains a number of images of murtis worshipped at specific sites, and the geographical distribution of these sites and the presence of local deities such as Kattavarayan, might indicate that this album was produced either in north or central T

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