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Durga and Mahishasura

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Nurpur (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, in the style of Har Jaimal, depicting Durga mounted on her lion, killing the demon Mahishasura.

Place of Origin

Nurpur (made)


ca. 1760 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper


Height: 192 mm page maximum, Width: 276 mm page maximum, Height: 144 mm image within innermost painted borders maximum, Width: 225 mm image within innermost painted borders maximum

Descriptive line

Painting, Durga killing Mahishasura, style of Har Jaimal, opaque watercolour on paper, Nurpur, ca. 1760

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

p.400, cat. no. 35
Indian paintings from the Punjab Hills : a survey and history of Pahari miniature painting / by W. G. Archer ; foreword by Sherman E. Lee. London :Delhi: Sotheby Parke Bernet ;Oxford University Press, 1973 Number: 0856670022
p. 22, cat. no. 456
In the image of man : the Indian perception of the universe through 2000 years of painting and sculpture : [exhibition / organized by Catherine Lampert assisted by Rosalie Cass]. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson :in association with the Arts Council of Great Britain, 1982 Number: 0297780719, 0297781243 (pbk.)


Opaque watercolour; Paint; Paper



Subjects depicted

Demon; Lion; Deity


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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