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Kalighat Painting

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Object Number:
29-225-5
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:
Kali
Description:
Kalighat painting on brown paper. Image of Kali, Goddess of Death, holding a severed head, in a stage-like setting. Folk art style with thin, bright pigments loosely applied. Some silver paint.
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville

Bibliography:

[Article] Ghosh, Pika. 2000. Kalighat Paintings from Nineteenth Century Calcutta in Maxwell Sommerville’s ‘Ethnological East Indian Collection’. Expedition. 42 (3) : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 1
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