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Painting on paper depicting the white-complexioned Nandi in his zoo-anthropomorphic form stands on a low pedestal. He wears a crown, is dressed in a dhoti and an angavstra is draped on his elbows, on his forehead, chest and arms are tripundra marks. In his upper right hand he carries the parashu, in his upper left the mriga. In his lower right hand is a long rod topped with a crouching Nandi image, his lower left hand hangs at his side.

Painting on paper depicting the white-complexioned Nandi in his zoo-anthropomorphic form stands on a low pedestal. He wears a crown, is dressed in a dhoti and an angavstra is draped on his elbows, on his forehead, chest and arms are tripundra marks. In his upper right hand he carries the parashu, in his upper left the mriga. In his lower right hand is a long rod topped with a crouching Nandi image, his lower left hand hangs at his side.

Shiva/Trimurti. Dressed in a tiger skin, he is depicted one footed (ekapada), and four-armed (caturbhuja). He carries in his upper right hand the damaru, in his upper left hand the mriga, his lower right hand is in abhaya and his lower left in varada mudra. (cont. below) Company School, Tamil Nadu, c.1820.

Shiva/Trimurti. Dressed in a tiger skin, he is depicted one footed (ekapada), and four-armed (caturbhuja). He carries in his upper right hand the damaru, in his upper left hand the mriga, his lower right hand is in abhaya and his lower left in varada mudra. (cont. below) Company School, Tamil Nadu, c.1820.

The white-complexioned Nandi in his zoo-anthropomorphic form stands on a low pedestal. 1820, Company School.

The white-complexioned Nandi in his zoo-anthropomorphic form stands on a low pedestal. 1820, Company School.

Opaque watercolour painting of a Vaishnava, probably a Sattani Vaishnava, wearing a white dhoti with a angavastra (shawl) wound around his hips, a begging bowl in his right hand and a large fan in his left. Both are decorated with a large Vaishnava namam (emblems). Further Vaishnava emblems are drawn on his forehead, chest, arms and stomach. He is clean shaven and wears a tall cap. On his ears are golden earrings. His wife wears a deep red sari and carries a lota.

Opaque watercolour painting of a Vaishnava, probably a Sattani Vaishnava, wearing a white dhoti with a angavastra (shawl) wound around his hips, a begging bowl in his right hand and a large fan in his left. Both are decorated with a large Vaishnava namam (emblems). Further Vaishnava emblems are drawn on his forehead, chest, arms and stomach. He is clean shaven and wears a tall cap. On his ears are golden earrings. His wife wears a deep red sari and carries a lota.

A green-complexioned figure (?Lakṣmaṇa) holds in his left hand a long bow. A quiver hangs from his left shoulder and an arrow is in his right hand. He wears decorated ornaments and has Vaishnava namam (emblems) on his forehead. Company School, Tamil Nadu, 1820.

A green-complexioned figure (?Lakṣmaṇa) holds in his left hand a long bow. A quiver hangs from his left shoulder and an arrow is in his right hand. He wears decorated ornaments and has Vaishnava namam (emblems) on his forehead. Company School, Tamil Nadu, 1820.

Śiva stands on a low pedestal, his right foot slightly raised, with Gaṇeśa sitting on an asana (throne) to his left. Company School, Tamil Nadu, c.1820

Śiva stands on a low pedestal, his right foot slightly raised, with Gaṇeśa sitting on an asana (throne) to his left. Company School, Tamil Nadu, c.1820

Album of South Indian paintings on paper.

Album of South Indian paintings on paper.

Kṛṣṇa subduing serpent Kaliya with two consorts. Gouache and engraved on paper. Bookplate. Inscribed. Date 1830 (circa), India (South?)

Kṛṣṇa subduing serpent Kaliya with two consorts. Gouache and engraved on paper. Bookplate. Inscribed. Date 1830 (circa), India (South?)

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