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Kalighat Painting

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Object Number:
29-225-16
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:
Krishna
Description:
Kalighat painting on cardboard. Image of Krishna and Chandi(?). Two male youths, both dressed as princes with elaborate coiffures, jewelery, scarves, and dhoti. Folk art style with thin, bright pigments loosely applied. Some silver paint.
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville

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