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Apsara with pet deer. Watercolour drawing.


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Apsaras are the celebrated nymphs of Indra's heaven. The name signifies 'moving in water'. They were courtesans to the gods and seducers of men due to their beauty and voluptuous figures

Physical description

1 drawing : pencil, with watercolour and silver

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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 26746i

Language

  • Hindi


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