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Kalighat Painting

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Object Number:
29-225-53
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:
Sarasvati
Description:
Kalighat painting on cardboard. Image of Sarasvati, Goddess of Music. Female figure in royal robes seated on lotus blossoms, holding a musical instrument, possibly a sitar. Folk art style with thin, bright pigments loosely applied. Some silver paint.
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville

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