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Company School Paintings Company School Paintings KALIGHAT PAINTING
Collection of G. C. Haldar, Sevayat of Maa-Kali Temple, Kalighat, Kolkata.
Acquired by Niranjan Niyogi and thence by descent in the family.
Private Collection, Kolkata.
Durga. 'The inaccessible'. Wife of Shiva and an aspect of Devi in her more menancing forms. She is shown normally on a lion or tiger, her ten arms holding the weapons of the gods. Among the many demons killed by her, the buffalo demon, Mahisasura, was chief (WG Archer, Kalighat Paintings, London, 1971).
Registered Antiquity. Non-Exportable
Reference: Another depiction of the same subject can be seen in WG Archer, Kalighat Paintings, London, 1971, plate 10