Painting on paper of the goddess Kali, in Kalighat style. She is depicted haloed and four armed and striding over a recumbent Śiva. In her upper left she carries a sacrificial knife (ram-dao) and in her lower left she carries a decapitated head. She sticks her tongue out in the iconographically usual way. Silver paint has been used to indicate her many items of jewellery. Framed and glazed.
- Painted in: Calcutta (Kalighat)
- (Asia,South Asia,India,West Bengal,Calcutta)
- Height: 46 centimetres
- Width: 27.5 centimetres
Inscription Positionbottom Right
The paper has discoloured and is torn at the bottom (part of the torso of Siva is lost) and small losses are seen at the top (left and right).
- Associated with: Kalighat Temple
- (Asia,India,West Bengal,Calcutta,Kalighat,Kalighat Temple)
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Object reference number: RFI33857
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