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Vamana and Five Priests, Number Five of the Vamana (Dwarf Incarnation of Vishnu) Suit, Playing Card from a Dashavatara (Ten Avatars) Ganjifa Set

Unknownmid-18th century

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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  • Title: Vamana and Five Priests, Number Five of the Vamana (Dwarf Incarnation of Vishnu) Suit, Playing Card from a Dashavatara (Ten Avatars) Ganjifa Set
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: mid-18th century
  • Location: India, Maharashtra, Sawantwadi (?)
  • Physical Dimensions: Diameter: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
  • Medium: Opaque watercolor and gold on ivory
  • Object Classification: Drawings
  • Full Title: Vamana and Five Priests, Number Five of the Vamana (Dwarf Incarnation of Vishnu) Suit, Playing Card from a Dashavatara (Ten Avatars) Ganjifa Set
  • Curatorial Area: South and Southeast Asian Art
  • Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Ganz, Jr.
  • Chronology: 1751-1800, 1701-1750
  • Artwork Accession Number: M.73.55.2

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