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Kalighat Painting

Object Number:29-225-29
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:Durga
Mahisa
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Description

Kalighat painting on cardboard. Image of Durga and Mahisa. Ten-armed female and a cowering, dark skinned male figure. 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. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 42. no. 3. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 7View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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