University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-225-5
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:Kali
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Description

Kalighat painting on brown paper. Image of Kali, Goddess of Death, holding a severed head, in a stage-like setting. 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. 42 (3) : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 1View Objects cited in this Publication

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