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Tanjore Paintings of Lord Vishnu and Baby Krishna. Set of Two.

Lord Rama is one of the most popular deities in Hinduism. Considered as purushottama or ‘the supreme being’, he is the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu. This intricate and stunning Tanjore painting depicts the coronation ceremony of Lord Rama in Ayodhya, which took place after he defeated Ravana in Lanka. The painting features Sita, Hanuman, the Vanaras and Saptarishis, amongst others. Sita sits to Rama’s left, and behind him, to either side, are his brothers, Lakshmana, Bharata and Shatrughna, holding a parasol and a flywhisk. On the far left are the seven saptarishis, and at lower left are Rama’s allies, the monkeys, with Hanuman directly below the throne. Other devotees appear at the lower right.

Krishna, the God of tenderness, compassion and love is the 8th avatar of Vishnu. This painting depicts a playful tender faced Baby Krishna with a pot of Makhan (butter). His body is adorned in the quintessential Tanjore style with gold foil and stones. Yashodha, Krishna’s mother, is depicted at the back, with a parrot in her hands. This painting has gold leaf and embossed gesso work. 

TANJORE ART FORM  – Chola Dynasty, 16TH Century

The Tanjore style of classical painting originated in the late 16th century under the rule of the Maratha Empire under the Chola Dynasty in South India, from the town of Thanjuvar, also known as Tanjore. These ancient  paintings are characterised by rich, flat and vivid colours, simple iconic composition, glittering gold foils overlaid on delicate gesso work with inlay of glass beads precious and semi-precious stones. 



Tanjore Painting


9.5 X 11.5 inches each


19th Century AD


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