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Descent of the Ganges

c. 1700–1710
Page: 20.8 x 29.8 cm (8 3/16 x 11 3/4 in.); Image: 17.6 x 26.9 cm (6 15/16 x 10 9/16 in.)
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Shiva and the other sages rest on tiger hides.


Shiva and Parvati sit atop a three-tiered mountain while below, Bhagiratha receives the Ganges issuing from Shiva’s jata. Before Shiva, against a yellow background and seated at the edge of a pool, are three ascetics. One is frozen with his hand up after meditating for so long in that position.
Descent of the Ganges

Descent of the Ganges

c. 1700–1710

Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Pahari Kingdom of Chamba

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