(India 1878 – )
40.2 x 31.8 cm
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.
Jim Masselos, Goddess: Divine Energy, 'A goddess for everyone: the mass production of divine images', Sydney, 2006, 148 ( colour illus.).