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Shri Shri Rajarajeshwari

Unknown Maker(s)Late 20th century

Museum of Art & Photography

Museum of Art & Photography
Bangalore, India

This is a woodcut print of goddess Rajarajeshwari, also known as Kamakhya or Kameshwari. She is four armed and sits on a lotus emerging out of the navel of Shiva. In each of her arms, she holds an attribute not clearly identifiable in this particular print. Below her, Shiva lies flat on his back wearing a tigerskin garment. They are framed by two female attendants wearing saris who seem to be holding an earthen lamp and a candle (respectively). Her tableu consists of attendants, musicians, angles, sages and doorkeepers and devotees (some of whom are divinities themselves). The top of the frame is decorated by a motif that resembles a european coat of arms with a round medallion in the centre framed by two horses.

Details

  • Title: Shri Shri Rajarajeshwari
  • Creator: Unknown Maker(s)
  • Date Created: Late 20th century
  • Location: Kolkata
  • Physical Dimensions: H. 34.5 cm, W. 28.5 cm
  • Type: Bengal Woodcut Print
  • Medium: Woodcut Print
  • Museum No.: POP.01730
  • Department: Popular Culture

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