Durga Attacking the Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, and Human Forms of Mahisha, Folio from a Markandeya Purana (The Ancient Story of Markandeya)

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Durga Attacking the Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, and Human Forms of Mahisha, Folio from a Markandeya Purana (The Ancient Story of Markandeya)

India, Himachal Pradesh, Guler, circa 1760
Drawings; watercolors
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Image: 6 5/8 x 10 1/2 in. (16.83 x 26.67 cm); Sheet: 7 7/8 x 11 in. (20 x 27.94 cm)
Purchased with funds provided by Christian Humann (M.74.14)
Not currently on public view

Bibliography

  • Larson, Gerald et al.  In Her Image:  The Great Goddess in Indian Asia and the Madonna in Christian Culture.  Santa Barbara:  UCSB Art Museum, University of California, 1980.
  • Pal, Pratapaditya.  Elephants and Ivories in South Asia.  Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1981.