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Sitala

Painting
ca. 1885 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, depicting Sitala, goddess of small-pox.


object details
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Materials and Techniques
Painted in opaque watercolour on paper
Brief Description
Painting, Sitala, opaque watercolour on paper, Kalighat, Kolkata, ca. 1885
Physical Description
Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, depicting Sitala, goddess of small-pox.
Content description
Sitala, goddess of small-pox.
Object history
Acquired from Miss M Steele, being part of the collection inherited from her mother, a scholar in Sanskrit at Cambridge in 1894. When delivering the pictures, Miss Steele reported that her grandmother had also lived in India for some time and that it was possible that the pictures were originally collected by her.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
IS.607-1950

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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