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Sarasvati sitting on lotuses plying her vina. Watercolour drawing.

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Sarasvati is the goddess of knowledge, music and the arts. As a water goddess she is lauded for her purity, fertility, fatness and wealth. Sarasvati is the consort of Brahma

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1 drawing : pencil, with watercolour and silver

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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

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Wellcome Library no. 26741i

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  • Hindi


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