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Title

Matsya, the fish avatar of Vishnu, killing the demon Hayagriva

19th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Other Title

Vishnu emerging from the jaws of a fish


Place where the work was made

Bikaner Rajasthan India


Date

19th century


Materials used

opaque watercolour with gold on paper


Dimensions

20.1 x 13.8 cm image; 23.8 x 17.5 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Bequest of Mr J. Kitto 1986


Location

Not on display


Accession number

127.1986



Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


  • Indian Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Apr 2001–11 Jun 2001

  • In one drop of water, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Jun 2019–Dec 2020


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Haema Sivanesan, Indian painting, 'Indian Painting', verso of poster., Sydney, 2001. cat.no. 2.30