Unknown Maker(s), after Beni Madhav BhattacharyaLate 20th century

Museum of Art & Photography

Museum of Art & Photography
Bangalore, India

This is a print depicting goddess Kali. This particular rendition of Kali resembles the original statue worshipped in the Kalighat temple. She also wears a crown and a garland of skulls, while her hair falls behind her. She has fanged teeth and her tongue, somewhat disproportionate to the rest of the body, hangs out. She holds a human head dripping with blood and a sickle in two of her four arms while with the other two she portrays abhaya (no fear) and varada (boon) mudras. The icon is framed by two corinthian pillars and a curtain, and an umbrella attached to a pole emerges from behind.


  • Title: Kali
  • Creator: Unknown Maker(s), after Beni Madhav Bhattacharya
  • Date Created: Late 20th century
  • Location: Kolkata
  • Physical Dimensions: H. 49.3 cm, W. 35 cm
  • Type: Bengal Woodcut Print
  • Medium: Woodcut Print
  • Museum No.: POP.01725
  • Department: Popular Culture

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