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Vasudeva carrying a baby Krishna encountering a cobra and jackal. Watercolour drawing.

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Vasudeva was the father of Krishna and Kunti. He married seven daughters of Ahuka, the youngest being Devakī, the mother of Krishna

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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. 26887i

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