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Vishnu in his incarnation as Parasurama, a Brahman (priest) in battle with Kartavirya, a Kshatriya king, to prove the supremacy of Brahmans over Kshatriyas (kings and warriors). Gouache painting by an Indian painter.

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[between 1800 and 1899?]

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view Vishnu in his incarnation as Parasurama, a Brahman (priest) in battle with Kartavirya, a Kshatriya king, to prove the supremacy of Brahmans over Kshatriyas (kings and warriors). Gouache painting by an Indian painter.
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Credit: Vishnu in his incarnation as Parasurama, a Brahman (priest) in battle with Kartavirya, a Kshatriya king, to prove the supremacy of Brahmans over Kshatriyas (kings and warriors). Gouache painting by an Indian painter. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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Description

The main image is surrounded by a decorative border, illustrating stories about Vishnu's other incarnations

Publication/Creation

[India], [between 1800 and 1899?]

Physical description

1 painting : gouache painting, with fine brush ; image 28 x 19.9 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 577627i

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Language

  • Sanskrit

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