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The cow as mother of the world: with pictures of Hindu deities all over its body. Coloured lithograph.

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Description

The dhenu, or milk cow as a symbol of abundance. In front of the cow is a woman worshipping while at the back, a woman milks. Between the hind legs of the cow stands an Englishman holding a glass of beer

Publication/Creation

Calcutta (11 Lower Chitpore Road) : P.C. Biswas.

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour

Lettering

Jagat Mata Go-Lakshani - World mother auspicious signs of cow.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 26242i

Lettering note

Lettering also in Devanagari script
Lettering continues in pen: "Note the Sacred Snake emblematic of the tail"

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Languages

  • English
  • Bengali



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