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Durga and Mahishasura

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Chamba (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of Lady Rothenstein and The Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    IS.150-1951

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, in the style of Harkhu, Durga in a gold dress with crimson skirt edged with gold and orange veil, stands upon the buffalo demon, Mahishasura, as her tiger mauls the severed head of the demon.

Place of Origin

Chamba (made)

Date

ca. 1830 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Dimensions

Height: 327 mm with border, Width: 258 mm, Height: 305 mm, Width: 280 mm with border

Object history note

Previously in the Rothenstein Collection.

Dehejia, Vidya (ed.) Devi: The Great Goddess: Female Divinity in South Asian Art. Washington : Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution,1999. ISBN 8185822638/3791321293, p. 222, cat. 7.

Descriptive line

Painting, Durga slaying Mahishasura, opaque watercolour on paper, Chamba, ca. 1830

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

p. 90, cat. no. 54
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

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Paint; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Tiger; Demon; Deity; Death

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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