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Kalighat Painting

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Object Number:
29-225-51
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:
Rama
Sita
Mythological Animal
Description:
Kalighat painting on cardboard. Image of Rama and Sita. Blue-black colored male figure and yellow-skinned red-robed female on couch supported by winged animal. Folk art style with thin, bright pigments loosely applied. Some silver paint.
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville

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