The holy family. which generally depicts Shiva Parvati with both Ganesha and Kartikeya has obvious absence of Ganesha in this painting. Shiva is holding Parvati and Kartikya appears frightened of something and is trying to climb up to Nandi for protection. The Ganga falling from the jatta of Shiva is painted right in the center of the painting divided it into two halves. The tiger, vahan of Parvati is shown as a small figure behind the seated couple. The colours are strong and the green hillock is peculiar of late Deccan style.


  • Title: Shiva Parvati on Nandi and 'Ganga'
  • Date: 1801/1899
  • Location: Kolhapur
  • Physical Dimensions: 49x39 cm
  • Provenance: Deccan School
  • Subject Keywords: Shiva Parvati
  • Medium: Natural Pigment on Paper

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