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Two Kalighats of Shiva with Annapurna and Lord Chaitanya
Property from the Collection of Robert O. Muller
Two Kalighats of Shiva with Annapurna and Lord Chaitanya

INDIA, KOLKATA, EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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Two Kalighats of Shiva with Annapurna and Lord Chaitanya
India, Kolkata, early 20th century
One with Annapurna seated on a throne and Shiva standing by her side, with a mother and child on verso; the other with Chaitanya in his divine six-armed form, a line drawing on the verso
Silver, opaque and transparent pigments on paper
18¾ x 11¾ in. (47.7 x 30 cm.), the first
19¼ x 12 in. (49 x 30.5 cm.), the second (2)

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The painting of Lord Chaitanya depicts him in his six-armed form holding the flute in his dark blue arms, invoking Krishna, while his raised light blue arms hold a bow and arrow to represent Lord Rama, and his lowered golden arms hold a staff and water pot, representing Lord Chaitanya's position as a renunciate

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