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Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Kolkata (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1885 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:

    IS.595-1950

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, the churning of the ocean of milk. A god and a demon are depicted churning; Mount Mandarachala is the churning rod, and Vasuki, the king of serpents, is the rope.

Place of Origin

Kolkata (made)

Date

ca. 1885 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'samudra manthana'
'churning of the ocean'
handwritten on object

Object history note

Acquired from Miss M Steele as part of the collection inherited from her mother

Descriptive line

Painting, churning of the ocean, opaque watercolour on paper, Kalighat, Kolkata, ca. 1885

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

Archer, W G: 'Kalighat Paintings', V&A, 1971, p71, 25lxii

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Paint; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Snake; Churn; Deities

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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