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Page from an Indian zodiac manuscript: Vishnu on a Bird

Accession Number
1987/1.249

Title
Page from an Indian zodiac manuscript: Vishnu on a Bird

Artist(s)
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School

Object Creation Date
circa 1840

Medium & Support
ink and opaque watercolor on paper

Dimensions
10 3/4 in x 7 15/16 in (27.3 cm x 20.1 cm);10 3/4 in x 7 15/16 in (27.3 cm x 20.1 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink

Label copy
Anonymous
Page from an Indian zodiac manuscript:
Vishnu on a Bird
India, Rajasthan, Jaipur school
ca. 1840
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink, 1987/1.249

Physical Description
A dark blue-bodied God sits on the back of a pigeon. The figure holds a wheel/chakra, conch shell, scepter/ gong, and a lotus flower. A vast open green plane takes up the surroundings, and a stream of water is shown below.

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Birds
Hinduism
Vishnu
wheel

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