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Title

Parashurama

circa 1800

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of Vishnu slaying Kartavirya, Renuka mouring the death of Jamadagni whose body lies outside his hermitage, the cow of plenty flying to the right, Pahari, Kangra, c. 1800
    Place where the work was made
    Kangra Himachal Pradesh India
    Date
    circa 1800
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    gouache with gold on paper
    Dimensions
    14.5 x 20.2 cm image; 30.1 x 35.1 cm frame
    Credit
    Gift of Dr Jim Masselos 2022
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    56.2022
    Copyright

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    Parasurama, the sixth avatar (incarnation) of Vishnu was born to Renuka and her husband the Sage Jamadagni and said to live in a small cave on the mountain top. Here Parasurama (Rama with an axe) comes to the rescue of his mother and father and their celestial cow called Surabhi by hacking off the arms of their assailant the multi-armed king Karthavirya.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications