Kalighat Painting


From: India | Calcutta

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 29-225-28
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Indian | Hindu
Provenience India | Calcutta
Date Made 19th Century
Section Asian
Materials Paper | Pigment
Technique Painted
Iconography Krittikaya | Kartikeya | Peacock
Inscription Language English Language

Kalighat painting on cardboard. Image of Kartikeya, god of war and son of Shiva. Kartikeya is holding bow and arrows, riding on a peacock. Folk art style with thin, bright pigments loosely applied. Some silver paint.

Height 45.72 cm
Width 27.94 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

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