University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-225-14
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:Krishna
Naga (Snake)
Hindu Spiritual Being
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Description

Kalighat painting on cardboard. Image of Krishna, blue skinned boy, dancing on the seven heads of a giant snake, Naga. Two snake-bodied princesses. Folk art style with thin, bright pigments loosely applied. Some silver paint.


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