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Folio from a dispersed Devi Mahatmya series. Durga in the battle taking on the army of Mahishasura. With female amazon-like warriors (more likely demi-gods than humans) to her flank, by her side her tiger vahana/vehicle attacks an elephant commanded by an asura and in continuous narrative is also attacking an asura footsoldier. Durga with her many arms each with hand grasping a different weapon is at the centre of the action. Mandi, circa 1800. 16.2 x 23cm

Inventory LC000260


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Above: gilt detail reflecting light

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