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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Indian
Title:The Great Hindu Goddess Durga Battling Demons
Date Made:late 18th-early 19th century; Mughal Period
Type:Painting
Materials:Opaque watercolor and gold paint on paper
Place Made:India; possibly Shajahanabad (Mughal Court)
Measurements:sight: 15 3/4 x 11 in.; 40.005 x 27.94 cm
Accession Number:  SC 1990.2.25
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Evan M. Wilson (Leila Fosburgh, class of 1934)
1990_2_25.jpg

Description:
goddess standing under a tree at night facing a group of demons on horseback on the left as a man is being eaten by a lion at lower right image

Tags:
women; religion; Hinduism; animals; men; landscapes; night; vegetation

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