Southern Indian Jain Statuettes by Unknown Artist

20 Jain statuettes from southern India, all bronze except one in soapstone.


Bronze / soapstone
Acquired in:
Presented by:
Henry Oppenheimer through The Art Fund

Most bear inscriptions so can be dated. 3 represent the King and Queen with Tirthandaras. This collection was donated by Henry Oppenheimer, who presented over 30 works to the British Museum through the Art Fund between 1907 and 1933.

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British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8181

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