Ganesha Leads Shiva and Durga in Procession

The elephant-headed god Ganesh holds a goad (ghada) and a bowl of sweets. Shiva, mounted on his bull, Nandi, deflects the Ganges River in an arch from the top of his head, while the goddess Durga, holding a trident in one of her four arms, rides her tiger mount. This colored drawing is probably a fragment of a long scroll.

Ink and opaque watercolor on paper


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18th century

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