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Devi and Sindhu

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Kolkata (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in watercolour and tin alloy on cardboard

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in watercolour and tin alloy on cardboard, Devi destroying the demon Sindhu.

Place of Origin

Kolkata (made)


ca. 1890 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in watercolour and tin alloy on cardboard

Marks and inscriptions

'sindhu datta badh'
[subject's name]
inscribed in Bengali


Height: 137 mm, Width: 86 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. 43 no. 181.

Descriptive line

Painting, Devi destroying Sindhu, watercolour and tin alloy on cardboard, Kalighat, Kolkata, ca. 1890

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

fig. no. 70, cat. no. 30, xxvii: p.86
Kalighat paintings : a catalogue and introduction / by W.G. Archer. London: H. M. Stationery Office, 1971 Number: 0112900291 :


Watercolour; Tin alloy; Cardboard; Paint



Subjects depicted

Demon; Deity


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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