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Durga and Mahishasura

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Kolkata (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1885 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, depicting Durga on her lion killing Mahishasura.

Place of Origin

Kolkata (made)


ca. 1885 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Object history note

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.

Descriptive line

Painting, Durga on her lion killing Mahishasura, opaque watercolour on paper, Kalighat, Kolkata, ca. 1885


Opaque watercolour; Paint; Paper



Subjects depicted

Lion; General; Deity; Demon


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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