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Ganesha enthroned holding his symbols with his rat. Watercolour drawing.

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Gaṇeśa was the son of Shiva and Parvati and the god of wisdom and removre of obstacles. He is represented as a short fat man of yellow colour with a fat belly, four hands, head of an elephant with one tusk. In his hands he holds a shell, a discus, a club and water-lily. His transport is a rat

Physical description

1 drawing : pencil, with watercolour and silver

Lettering

Ganesh. Ganesa.

Notes

Kalighat painting is a school of painting in Kalighat, a small district in Calcutta. It is named after the celebrated Hindu goddess Kali. Kalighat painting originated from the folkart tradition of rural Bengal. The Patuas or picture makers had migrated from Bengal in the early nineteenth century. There are a range of subjects from religious imagery of Hindu gods, goddesses and stories to natural history, social types and proverbs. The range of materials used in drawing are pencil, watercolour, indian ink and silver paint

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Wellcome Library no. 26721i

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