University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

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.


Bibliography:

[Article] Ghosh, Pika. 2000. Kalighat Paintings from Nineteenth Century Calcutta in Maxwell Sommerville’s ‘Ethnological East Indian Collection’. Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 42 (3) : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 10View Objects cited in this Publication

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