Shri Shri Durga Puja

Bat-tala Print

Shri Shri Durga Puja


late 19th century


14.7 x 9.7 in. / 37.3 x 24.6 cm.



This is an illustration of the festival Durga idol prepared by Nritya Lal Datta for the Jorabagan press. The five gods and their <i>vahanas</I> are placed at appropriate heights on a stage, with Mahisasura being vanquished beneath Durga’s feet. The image is detailed with floral and vine patterns. The <i>chalchitra</I> framing the deities is supported by pillars and curtained archways. The black print was hand-tinted with red and blue pigments, plausibly with cotton swabs, and so the colours have bled through the outlines.

Shri Shri Durga Puja
Shri Shri Durga Puja
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