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Shiva, Parvati and Ganesha

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Kolkata (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil line drawing painted over in watercolour on mill made paper

  • Museum number:

    IS.206-1950

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Shiva stands before his wife Parvati, and holds his son Ganesha in front of him. Shiva is depicted in the mountain god form, with loose hair and wearing a loin cloth of animal skin. He wears a garland of snakes around his head and neck. Parvati sits on a hexagonal stool that has four legs visible ending in clawed feet. She sits supported by a traditional Indian bolster pillow. Personal adornments of necklaces, hair and ear ornaments are painted in tin alloy.

Place of Origin

Kolkata (made)

Date

ca. 1830 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Pencil line drawing painted over in watercolour on mill made paper

Dimensions

Height: 371 mm, Width: 272 mm maximum

Descriptive line

Painting, Shiva, Parvati and Ganesha, Kalighat, Kolkata, ca. 1830

Production Note

The dating follows W.G Archer's 1971 catalogue of the V&A's collection of Kalighat paintings. Calcutta is referred to in the 21st Century as Kolkata.

Materials

Paper; Opaque watercolour

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Deities

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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