Two drawings of Kali, one standing on Shiva, the other riding an ass. 1786-88
Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)
Medium: Pencil on paper
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.