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Title

Goddess Kali

circa 1890

Artist

Kalighat style

India

circa 1830 – 1930

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Kalighat
    Place where the work was made
    Kolkata (Calcutta) West Bengal India
    Date
    circa 1890
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    watercolour on paper
    Dimensions
    28.5 x 17.0 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Dr Jim Masselos 2021
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    113.2021
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Kalighat style

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    This late Kalighat painting shows Kali, the Hindu goddess of time and change, in her benevolent form.
    Kalighat paintings developed as inexpensive souvenirs for sale to pilgrims visiting the Kali temple in Calcutta (Kolkata). Quickly painted, they were popular from around 1830 until they were replaced by printed images in the late 19th century.

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