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Lot 6
Kalighat Pat
Composite Image of Shiva and Krishna


The tradition of patuas, or scroll-painting, has been extant in Bengal for centuries. Each district in the state developed its own style of scroll-painting. Among them, Kalighat is perhaps most famous for its patuas. Artists depended on epics and religion passed down generations verbally, or as manuscripts. They also depicted daily occurrences.

The appeal of patuas lies in their simplicity. Smooth, spontaneous...



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  Lot 6 of 52  

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29-30 APRIL 2020

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$1,676
Rs 1,24,020




ARTWORK DETAILS

Kalighat Pat
Composite Image of Shiva and Krishna
Watercolour on paper
17.75 x 12 in (45.1 x 30.5 cm)

WEST BENGAL, MID 20TH CENTURY

This work has been generously donated by
Priya Khanna.
100% of the sale proceeds will be donated to listed NGOs.

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, South India
Saffronart, 19-20 April 2017, lot 1 c)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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