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Kalighat Painting

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Object Number:
29-225-10
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Indian
Provenience:
India
Calcutta
Date Made:
19th Century
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1899
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Paper
Pigment
Technique:
Painted
Iconography:
Monkey
Rama
Sita
Description:
Kalighat painting on brown paper. Image of blue monkey opening his chest to reveal Rama and Sita. Folk art style with thin, bright pigments loosely applied. Some silver paint.
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville

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