c. 1890
Secondary Support: 47 x 30.5 cm (18 1/2 x 12 in.); Painting only: 43 x 27.4 cm (16 15/16 x 10 13/16 in.)
Location: not on view
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His copious jewlery has been painted in tin, a less expensive metallic pigment than silver.


The elephant-headed deity who is worshipped as the remover of obstacles is shown here seated in majesty with a radiant halo. The painting has been executed in the rapid, gestural style used by artists at Kalighat to create inexpensive souvenirs for pilgrims to bring home for veneration in domestic devotional spaces.


c. 1890

Eastern India, Bengal, Kolkata, Kalighat

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