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Annapurna and Shiva

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Kolkata (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, opaque watercolour on paper, depicting Annapurna offering food to Shiva.

Place of Origin

Kolkata (made)


ca. 1890 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper


Height: 430 mm approx., Width: 280 mm approx., Height: 485 mm cardboard mount onto which object attached, Width: 333 mm cardboard mount onto which object attached

Object history note

Part of an album, containing 196 prints, paintings and pen and pencil drawings together with 37 loose pages of paintings, calligraphic drawings, and outline pen drawings. The album was collected by late J Lockwood Kipling between the years 1865 and 1893. In 1875 he became Principal of the Mayo School of Art, Lahore and held this post until his retirement in 1893. The album was presented to the Museum by his son, Rudyard Kipling in 1917.

Descriptive line

Painting, Annapurna offering food to Shiva, opaque watercolour on paper, Kalighat, Kolkata, ca. 1890


Paper; Opaque watercolour; Paint



Subjects depicted

Deities; Food


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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