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Devi

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Kolkata (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in watercolour and tin alloy on cardboard

  • Museum number:

    IS.295-1961

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, watercolour and tin alloy on cardboard, Devi as Chhinnamastaka, the one who has beheaded herself, she and her attendants drink the blood.

Place of Origin

Kolkata (made)

Date

ca. 1890 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in watercolour and tin alloy on cardboard

Marks and inscriptions

'debi chhinna-masta'
[subject's name]
inscribed in Bengali

Dimensions

Height: 137 mm, Width: 87 mm

Object history note

Rawson, Philip S., Hayward Gallery and Arts Council of Great Britain. Tantra. Hayward Gallery, London 30 September-7 November 1971. London, Arts Council of Great Britain, [1971]. p. 50, no. 219.

Descriptive line

Painting, Devi as Chhinnamastaka, watercolour and tin alloy on cardboard, Kalighat, Kolkata, ca. 1890

Materials

Watercolour; Tin alloy; Cardboard; Paint

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Women; Deity; Blood

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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