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Title

A meeting of the gods and demons (asuras)

circa 1780

Artists

Unknown Artist

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Himachal Pradesh India
    Cultural origin
    Guler
    Date
    circa 1780
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    opaque watercolour on paper
    Dimensions
    25.0 x 33.0 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Dr J Masselos 2021
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    105.2021
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  • About

    Within the walls of a fine palace, the gods and demons of Hindu legend meet. The gods are represented by the gods Vishnu and Brahma, with four heads as well as elephant-headed Ganesha. The demons are recognisable by their bold colours, fangs and magnificent horns. The workshops of Guler in today’s Himachal Pradesh produced paintings of exceptional quality in delicate hues.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication