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Title

Durga killing the buffalo demon

late 19th century

Artist

Chitrashala Press

India

1878 -

  • 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
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Chitrashala Press

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    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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    India

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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