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Vanasura, Shiva and Parvati

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Nepal (with Central Indian influence, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:

    IS.156-1964

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, illustration to the Bhagavata Purana, the one-thousand armed demon Vanasura visits Shiva and Parvati on Mount Kailash. He presents himself (right side of upper panel) and then accompanies Shiva who dances before him in ecstacy.

Place of Origin

Nepal (with Central Indian influence, made)

Date

ca. 1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Descriptive line

Painting, Bhagavata Purana, Vanasura visits Shiva and Parvati, opaque watercolour on paper, Nepal with Central Indian influence, ca. 1800

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Mountain; Demon; Dance; Trees; Palace; Birds; Deities

Categories

Hinduism; Religion; Paintings; Myths & Legends; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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