A Figure of Vishnu by Unknown Artist

The statue is made of bronze with incised decoration, gilt and set with gemstones.

Details

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Height: 34 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £15,000)
Acquired in:
1980
Vendor:
Mrs Lindsay Renzulli

The god is shown with four arms, holding the wheel of life and death,etc. The bronze is heavily patinated, showing mineralisation to malachite in places.

Provenance

Given by Sibley Miller to Mrs Lindsay Renzulli (the vendor) in 1939.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Entry details

Free to all

Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun & Bank Holidays 12noon – 5pm

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