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IMAGE number
PHL450962
Title
The Great Goddess Durga Slaying Demons, c.1740 (opaque w/c with gold on paper)
Artist
Indian School, (18th century) / Indian
Location
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, PA, USA
Medium
opaque watercolor with gold on paper
Dimensions
31.4 x 43.8 cms
Description
Made in Kota, Rajasthan, India. The male gods could not defeat the powerful buffalo demon, Mahisha, so they pooled their powers to create the Great Goddess, Durga. In this energetically whirling image, the eight-armed goddess holds all the gods' weapons and battles a host of demons. She sits on a lotus flower saddle atop her ferocious lion mount as the beast uses his jaws and claws to grab Mahisha.
Photo credit
© Philadelphia Museum of Art / Stella Kramrisch Collection, 1994 / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
18th century / XVIIIth century / XVIII / C18th / eighteenth century / secolo XVIII / 18 18th xviii xviiith century / 18 18th 18th 18th 18th 18th century / sword / lion / demons / lotus flower / indian / goddess / buffalo / demon / mahisha / durga
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