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Title

Durga slaying the buffalo demon Mahishasura


Artist

The Calcutta Art Studio

India

1878 -


About

As Ravi Varma’s prints became extremely popular in the late 1800s in India, other presses that produced similar material, such as The Calcutta Art Studio, were established. In this print, the goddess attacks the demon bestride her lion mount. The entire image is constructed to represent a sculpture of the scene, typically setting the action mounted on a stand and surrounded by a mandorla. One inscription, probably in Hindi, along the base and the imprint ‘The Calcutta Art Studio.”

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

40.2 x 31.8 cm


Credit

Gift of Jim Masselos 2011


Location

Not on display


Accession number

105.2011


Artist information

The Calcutta Art Studio

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
India

Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jim Masselos, Goddess: Divine Energy, 'A goddess for everyone: the mass production of divine images', Sydney, 2006, 148 ( colour illus.).