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Painting - Kala-Bhairava, an emanation of the god Shiva, with trident and hound.
  • Kala-Bhairava, an emanation of the god Shiva, with trident and hound.
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Kala-Bhairava, an emanation of the god Shiva, with trident and hound.

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Tiruchchirappalli (Probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820 - ca. 1825 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gouache on watermarked paper

  • Museum number:

    IM.376-1923

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Kala-Bhairava, an emanation of the god Shiva, with trident and hound. Scarlet-skinned, nude but for elaborate jewellery and a garland of skulls. His two hands hold a trident across the shoulders. A black hound accompanies the god.

Place of Origin

Tiruchchirappalli (Probably, made)

Date

ca. 1820 - ca. 1825 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gouache on watermarked paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscription; decoration; Telugu; Telugu; Beneath illustration

[erased]
Inscription; decoration; English; Roman; Beneath illustration

Dimensions

Height: 22 cm, width: 18 cm

Object history note

Purchased from Mr A. Churchill, 1923.

Descriptive line

Painting; gouache on watermarked paper, Kala-Bhairava, an emanation of the god Shiva, with trident and hound, Trichinopoly, ca. 1825.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Archer, Mildred. Company Paintings Indian Paintings of the British period
Victoria and Albert Museum Indian Series London: Victoria and Albert Museum, Maplin Publishing, 1992 27 p. ISBN 0944142303

Materials

Gouache; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Dog (animal)

Categories

Hinduism; Paintings; Indian Company Paintings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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