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Krishna and Putana

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Kolkata (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:

    IS.220-1950

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, depicting Krishna killing the demon Putana. Putana was sent by Krishna's evil uncle Kamsa to kill the child Krishna, by suckling the him having smeared her breast with an intoxicant. However, Krishna sucked her life out at the same time, and killed her.

Place of Origin

Kolkata (made)

Date

ca. 1830 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Dimensions

Height: 441 mm, Width: 280 mm maximum

Descriptive line

Painting, Krishna killing Putana, opaque watercolour on paper, Kalighat, Kolkata, ca. 1830

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

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

Materials

Paint; Opaque watercolour; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Deity; Demon

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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