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Kalighat Painting

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Object Number:
29-225-4
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:
Shiva
Kali
Description:
Kalighat painting on brown paper. Image of Kali, Goddess of Death, dancing on the body of Shiva, God of Destruction. 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. 10
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