Durga Confronts the Buffalo Demon Mahisha: Scene from the Devi Mahatmya

This composition was likely transferred from a pounced preliminary drawing which would have served as a foundation for a finished painting. The transfer and reproduction of these sketches were important for the dissemination of painting styles across regional workshops in the Pahari Hills.

Charcoal and opaque watercolor on paper


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Attributed to a first-generation master after Nainsukh

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

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