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A frieze of Hindu gods, including Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Indra, Karttikeya, etc. 1788-93.

A frieze of Hindu gods, including Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Indra, Karttikeya, etc.  1788-93.

Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840), and Daniell, William (1769-1837

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1785

Shelfmark: WD1762

Item number: 1762

Length: 120

Width: 314

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil drawing of a frieze of Hindu gods, including Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Indra, Karttikeya, etc., by Thomas Daniell, dated 1788-93. Inscribed on front in pencil: 'Mahadeo. Brahma. Indra.'

This drawing depicts a frieze of Hindu gods. From left to right it is possible to distinguish the three-headed Brahma with his vehicle the goose, Vishnu with the bird Garuda, Shiva with the bull Nandi, Indra with the elephant Airavata, Karttikkeya, the god of war, riding the peacock.

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