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Title

Durga killing the buffalo demon


Artist

Chitrashala Press

India

1878 -


About

In this print, the goddess steps on the back of the buffalo demon whose head she has just severed. In her multiple hands, Durga, created from the energy of the gods, holds their attributes. She stabs the forehead of the demon and two of his followers, while grasping the hair and preventing the escape of a third. The tiger, usually a lion on which Durga rides, savages the buffalo’s hind-quarters. Durga herself is calm and serene, despite the raging battle, and she is elegantly dressed and adorned with jewellery.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2011.


Details


Place where the work was made

India


Date

late 19th century


Media category

Print


Materials used

chromolithograph


Dimensions

50.6 x 38.6 cm


Credit

Gift of Jim Masselos 2011


Location

Not on display


Accession number

104.2011


Artist information

Chitrashala Press

Works in the collection

3


Place

Where the work was made
India

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history