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Title

Devi, folio from an illustrated Devi Mahatmya

circa 1760

Artists

Unknown Artist

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  • Details

    Other Title
    Manifestation of Durga. An illustration from Devi Mahatmya
    Place where the work was made
    Himachal Pradesh India
    Cultural origin
    Guler
    Date
    circa 1760
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    watercolour on paper
    Dimensions
    14.4 x 19.4 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Dr J Masselos 2021
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    99.2021
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  • About

    The Devi Mahatmya, sometimes translated as Glory of the Goddess, is a Hindu text about the Great Goddess as the supreme creator of the universe. This painting from India’s Punjab Hills shows the goddess sitting on a lotus floating above her lion vehicle. The gods, who had proved powerless against the demon Mahisha, offer her their gratitude for defeating demon.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication