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Kalighat Painting

Object Number:29-225-24
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Provenience: India
Calcutta
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1895
Section:Asian
Materials:Paper
Pigment
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Krishna
Jasoda
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Description

Kalighat painting on cardboard. Image of Krishna and Jasoda. Krishna as a blue-skinned boy, and his mother, Jasoda, who has caught him stealing butter from the churn on the left. 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. 11View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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