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Shiva and Sati

  • 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, Shiva bearing the corpse of Sati on his trident.

Place of Origin

Kolkata (made)


ca. 1890 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in watercolour and tin alloy on cardboard

Marks and inscriptions

'satir dehatyag'
'the burning of Sati' [possibly]
inscribed in Bengali

Descriptive line

Painting, Shiva bearing Sati on trident, watercolour and tin alloy on cardboard, Kalighat, Kolkata, ca. 1890


Watercolour; Paint; Tin alloy; Cardboard



Subjects depicted

Corpse; Deities; Trident; Death; Death


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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