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Gouache painting on paper. A female devotee is worshipping a linga; a snake (cobra?) has wrapped itself around the base of the shrine. Positioned on a white marble platform, the small shrine is on the bank of a river, shaded by a large tree. A naturalistic background with birds positioned along the river bank and tree-covered hills in the distance complete the scene.
- Production date
- 1750 (circa)
Height: 30.40 centimetres (including border)
Width: 23.40 centimetres (including border)
- Curator's comments
- Cameron, A:
The cobra is linked to Siva worship as it is a guardian on the linga, and protectively rises up over it, covering it with its hood.
- Not on display
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