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Hindu goddesses Lakshami and Saraswati playing castanets and a tambura. Watercolour drawing.
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Previous title, replaced July 2020: Two unidentified goddesses dancing on flowers playing a tambura and castanets. Watercolour drawing.
1 drawing : watercolour, with pencil
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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
Wellcome Library no. 26111i
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