Sri Sri Kali

Kansari Para Art Studio

  • Date: c. 1890
  • Dimensions: H: 25 cm, W: 19 cm
  • Medium: Oleograph
  • Region: Bengal
  • Museum number: POP.00116

Image of the goddess Kali, standing on her male consort Shiva.

Kali is shown four‑armed, blue‑skinned, dripping with blood, her tongue sticking out and with a mass of untied wavy black hair flowing loose down her back. In her lower left hand she holds a severed head. Corpses are lying in background with crows and dogs licking blood from them. The background sky has been rendered in stripes of blue, pink and yellow.

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