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Stele with image of Parashurama. 24 January 1790?

Stele with image of Parashurama.  24 January 1790?

Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: WD1754

Item number: 1754

Length: 143

Width: 92

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil and wash drawing of a stele with an image of Parashurama, by Thomas and William Daniell, dated 24 January (1790?). Inscribed on front in pencil: 'Ruram?'

Parashurama ('Rama with an axe'), is the sixth main incarnation of the god Vishnu who assumed this aspect to re-establish the social order disrupted by unruly clans of kshatriyas and of helping brahmins to gain the power over them.

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