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Two drawings of Kali, one standing on Shiva, the other riding an ass. 1786-88

Two drawings of Kali, one standing on Shiva, the other riding an ass. 1786-88

Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1786

Shelfmark: WD1763

Item number: 1763

Length: 255

Width: 381

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Drawing

Two pencil drawings of Kali, one standing on Shiva, the other riding an ass, most likely by the young William Daniell, dated 1786-88. Inscribed on front in pencil: 'Collicot Dabe. Peroutee. Setilla Bouannee,' with other notes.

Kali, 'the black one', is the most wrathful from of the goddess in Hinduism. She is often represented her red tongue sticking out of her mouth, with fresh blood dripping, standing on a corpse that probably represents the prostrate figure of Shiva himself.

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