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Folio from a dispersed Devi Mahatmaya series: Chapter III, verses 37-38; Devi unaffected by the roars of the buffalo demon. Mandi, circa 1800. Opaque watercolour on wasli. 16.2 x 23cm
The text to the reverse has Devi saying to the demon,"Roar all you want while I drink honeyed wine for I shall soon slay you where you stand and cause the gods to roar with delight".
With thanks to the kindness of Tarun Pant for his translation.
Above: gilt detail reflecting light
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