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Chandi Mangal

  • Object:

    Scroll painting

  • Place of origin:

    West Bengal (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1985 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ajit Chitrakar (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in watercolour on paper, backed with cloth

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painted in watercolour on paper, backed with cloth, a long, narrow painted paper narrative scroll divided into 10 horizontal registers. The scroll is glued onto a backing of printed cotton cloth. The scroll depicts the story of Chandi Mangal.

Place of Origin

West Bengal (made)


ca. 1985 (made)


Ajit Chitrakar (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Painted in watercolour on paper, backed with cloth


Length: 323 cm, Width: 43.5 cm

Descriptive line

Scroll painting, Chandi Mangal. by Ajit Chitrakar, watercolour on paper, West Medinipur, West Bengal, ca. 1985


Watercolour; Paint; Paper; Cloth



Subjects depicted



Paintings; Textiles; Religion; Hinduism; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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